Wordless Wednesday: Eating Violets

Violet Salad

When eating violets, avoid the yellow ones, which are not edible.

The new, tender leaves of blue or white violets make a lovely salad, though. Just add olive oil, salt and pepper, lemon juice, and confectionary sugar.

This recipe was approved by a ten- and a seven-year old, who both tried to sneak more violets out of the bowl before daddy came home to get his share.

About violets... high in iron, calcium, and anti-oxidants.

Violet Salad photo, by L.L. Barkat.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, it's kid approved? I'm going to try that sometime :)

11:49 PM  
Blogger NspiredByFaith said...

Sounds great! I'll definatly have to give it a try!

12:41 AM  
Blogger amy said...

What a colorful photo...

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1:10 AM  
Blogger Pearls of Wisdom said...

Sounds wonderful .Pretty picture. Happy WW. Thanks for the tips and sharing.

Angel Mama ( Pearls of Wisdom)

2:49 AM  
Blogger AnnaLiza said...

beautiful and thanks for the tip!

3:40 AM  
Blogger Stacie said...

I usually just toss some violets into a regular salad. They grow like weeds in my yard.

9:04 AM  
Anonymous Write From Karen said...

Rats, you had to tell me what they were, lol. Because they LOOK de-lish, but violets? Shows you how much I (don't) know about greens!

9:53 AM  
Blogger Comedy + said...

I had no idea you could eat these. Learn something new everyday. Happy WW ♥

5:22 PM  
Blogger UKZoe said...

I've eaten nasturtium flowers but never violets

6:18 PM  
Blogger Intrepid in the Kitchen- JdG: said...

Will be trying this really soon and will let you now how it goes. Violets are a plague in our front garden- good to know they are tasty! Hooray!

2:07 AM  

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