Rose Petals

While roses are pretty to look at and sweet to smell, they also can be delicious to taste.

Rose petals are indeed edible, but you should only eat them if they have not been sprayed with anything nasty (pesticides and such) so do not use roses from a florist because they have almost certainly been sprayed with chemicals (and anyway, most commercially grown roses aren't very aromatic). Just use and depend on Herbies Rose Petals.

Used in many Middle Eastern and Indian cuisines, roses make sweet, floral preserves and vibrant garnishes.

Rose petals are added to Moroccan and Middle Eastern dishes for color and flavor and are equally popular in savory and sweet recipes.

Add 1 part rose petals to 6 parts of Ras el Hanout to make it even more exotic.

RECIPES:

Garden Pea and Rose Petal Salad Recipe Ingredients: 1 handful of green leaf lettuce 1 handful of red leaf lettuce 1 handful of purple pak choi 1 handful of spinach 1 handful of basil 10-15 fresh peas rose petals 1 tablespoon organic, plain yogurt 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 teaspoons honey *1 garlic clove, minced

Directions:

  1. Clean all of your greens very well and tear them into bite-sized pieces.

  2. Chop up the basil and slice the peas.

  3. in a medium bowl, mix together the greens, the basil and the sliced peas. Toss in a few rose petals, too, but keep most of them for garnish.

  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the yogurt, the olive oil, the honey and the garlic. Pour over the salad and toss well. Garnish with the rest of the rose petals.