25+ Ways to Put Edible Flowers on the Table ~ flowers are one of the joys of spring time, and they’re also back in vogue as garnishes and ingredients in all kinds of recipes. From cocktails, cheese plates and salads to main courses and desserts, you can do a whole lot more with flowers than just admire them in your favorite vase.
And don’t assume it’s all about wedding showers and tea parties, either, there are lots of ways to include edible blossoms in your everyday meals. I love the idea of snipping a few flowers from the garden to turn a plain salad into a celebration of spring, but you can buy containers of edible flowers in the produce section of lots of markets now, too, so nothing should stop you from getting in on this fun trend. A few of the more common edible flowers are pansies, roses, carnation, jasmine, geranium, violets, nasturtiums, marigolds, and primrose. Some are used whole, but with others you can just pluck the petals. The key is to use clean, pesticide free blossoms. Scroll down for some gorgeous ways to use them—
Click here for a guide to edible flowers.