Stourhead herb and flower salad recipe

Starters and soups

  • Serves: 4
  • Preparation time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking time: 5 minutes
Make a delicious herb and flower recipe from your choice of edible flowers © National Trust/ Andy Cage

Make a delicious herb and flower recipe from your choice of edible flowers

Ingredients

  • Welsh onions
  • shallots
  • sage
  • rosemary
  • thyme
  • parsley
  • chives
  • bay leaves
  • edible flowers - cowslips, primroses and violets
  • couple of eggs (hard-boiled)

Method

  1. Take herbs and onions, and cut them very finely. Place herbs into water and drain. Place in a salad bowl.
  2. Pick flowers, wash and strain. Mix them in a dish with sliced cucumber.
  3. Mix sugar, vinegar and oil together. 
  4. Add flowers to herb salad and pour dressing over.
  5. Top with hard boiled eggs.