Vegan Flower Salad

For the past two weeks I was enclosed in a magical nature place called Te Moata Retreat Centre, where every day I lived and breathed yoga, and ate healthy wholesome delicious vegetarian or vegan meals.

The following vegan salad recipe is inspired by the talented creative chefs at Te Moata who made us beautiful salads daily. It is from them that I learned flowers can be put into salad and eaten. I never knew that flowers had so many variety of tastes, from spicy to sweet!

A few days ago, when I saw edible flowers being sold at a farmer’s market near my friend’s home in Auckland, I let my creative culinary juices run and created my version of a vegan flower side salad, inspired by the kitchen crew at Te Moata!

My friends who ate this salad loved it a lot and it actually took us longer to take photos of it than to eat it! They said it was too gorgeous to eat! πŸ™‚

I hope you’ll enjoy this simple salad recipe and will be inspired to include edible flowers into your own recipes from now on!

 

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Serves: 4 people

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

 

Ingredients:

1 bag of kale

1 box of cherry tomatoes

1 carrot, thinly sliced

1/2 cucumber, sliced

1 apple, sliced

1 box of edible flowers

Optional: your favourite nuts and seeds as toppings, and salad dressing

*My favourite homemade salad dressing is a mixture of olive oil, raw apple cider vinegar and freshly squeezed lemon juice.

 

Instructions:

  1. Wash, drain and dry kale.
  2. Toss all ingredients together in a salad bowl.
  3. Decorate salad with edible flowers as garnish.
  4. Bon appetit!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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9 thoughts on “Vegan Flower Salad

    • Yay!! πŸ™‚ I’m so happy you made it and loved it. Thanks for the feedback!! Can you please share how you made the cider dressing? πŸ™‚ Thanks!! As you can see, I haven’t been on here for a long time so am catching up, how have you been???

    • Hi Charlotte! πŸ™‚ So sweet of you to check in with me. I’m ok indeed. Have just been travelling and living in the moment ^^, so not a lot of time to go online, much less blog. I just finished one blog post on a recent yoga retreat experience, go check it out when you have time! πŸ™‚ I think I’ll slowly put a travel post of my year’s adventures one at a time, whenever I can go online, and share all the wonderful things I’ve seen and done!! I am now back in Taiwan, and enjoying every single moment here before returning home. How have you been my lovely friend? πŸ™‚

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