Nasturtium Infused Vinegar

Our strawberries transplanted from a friend’s garden came with a special surprise: nasturtiums. The strawberry bed quickly turned into a nasturtium bed, and I’ve had beautiful, spicy flowers to add to my salads and pop in my mouth.

I hate wasting food, and at first I could keep up my nasturtium eating habits with how many were coming out, but within a few weeks it was a losing battle. If you’ve grown nasturtiums, you’ll know how quickly they spread and multiply - suddenly I would have at least thirty flowers after I picked what we could eat that day.

I love my spicy edible things like this one and was excited when I saw Grow Forage Cook Ferment’s recipe for nasturtium vinegar because it uses alllll the flowers. Also, I just love her blog as a go-to source for recipes. She’s great.

Check her post out here, including reading how this vinegar boosts eye health and other nutritive properties. I infused it into a raw apple cider vinegar. Within just one day it turns a brilliant, rich orange colour.

nasturtium infused vinegar

Nasturtium Vinegar Recipes

You can use this product anywhere you’d normally use vinegar, but one recipe stands out right away: salad dressing.

Nasturtium Vinaigrette


  • 1/3 c nasturtium infused vinegar

  • 2/3 c extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 clove garlic, smashed

  • 1 tbsp raw honey

  • 1/8 tsp sea salt

  • fresh ground pepper

Use: use on fresh salad greens with your choice of vegetables (tomatoes, avocado, feta and roasted almonds sounds perfect to me!)

What other ideas do you have? Comment below!