Spring Showers Bring Edible Flowers Recipes

I love fresh flowers. I grow several in my home and always have fresh flowers in the kitchen. I not only love fresh flowers, but grew up drying every flower that had been given to me as a child. I also tend to decorate with flowers as well as dress in floral patterns – especially when it comes to my floral Doc Martens! So I thought it would only be timely if I wrote a piece on edible flower recipes with some I have been accumulating and tried.

In order to start with these recipes, it is important to know which flowers are edible first! Here are some great charts to help with identifying edible flowers.

Savory – There are definitely more recipes for sweet flower recipes – however there are plenty  for savory as well. One that isn’t listed that I hope to make at a future point is my zucchini blossom cherry tomato pasta sauce! So stayed tuned!! But here are some other delicious recipes for you to try.

Here is a nutritious and lovely salmon sandwich:

This will certainly entice your guests to eat flowers.

I love this beautiful and simple salad!

I am not a big pizza fan – but this looks so delicious!

I love this twist on a traditional pesto:

This is a stunning brioche!

This is one of my all-time favorite appetizers:

Sweets – There are so many lovely floral desserts that you won’t want to create another dessert without an edible flower again. Take a look at these amazing creations and flavor pallets!

These floral lollipops are just stunning!

This floral chocolate bark would make for a great party gift!

Who doesn’t want a boozy popsicle as these days start to warm up!

These fruit bowls are stunning and a great alternative to a super super sweet dessert:

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I grew up with my Great Grandmother’s Lemon (Linzer) bars – this would be a great twist on her traditional recipe:

I love these lemon and lavender scones:

This twist on a marshmallow has endless possibilities!

This is a great ice cream recipe:

This would be a great cookie for a cold rainy day:

This is a great spin on a traditional cheesecake:

Another fantastic popsicle recipe:

Cocktails – Now we all know I am ALL about a fun and creative drink! What other way to spice up your cocktail menu than to use these awesome floral cocktails?   

I love these floral ice cubes so much I thought I would post the recipe again! It is such an easy way to update anything from water to a cocktail!

I have always wanted to make my own wine – and why not with a common flower from our yard!

I love this great frozen drink:

This is a great twist on a gin sour:

I sure do love a good martini!

I can’t wait to drink these all spring long!

These recipes are not only visually stunning, but will also liven up your taste buds!! What better way to ring in Springtime than with some of these delectable recipes. Whether for a wedding or just an evening at home, there is a perfect recipe for all occasions. So bring on those April showers – we are ready to eat those May flowers!

Lauren Cop is a part-time SAHM (Stay At Home Mom) of Irish Twins and Senior writer/editor ciao_laurencop_sig-01of the Olive Shoe Blog. Currently Lauren and her family live in Tallahassee, FL where she teaches at a local pre-school. A Clemson fanatic, alumni and general sports enthusiast. She loves reading, gardening, food, and traveling. Follow her TwitterInstagram, and Pinterest.

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