This site is optimised for modern web browsers, and does not fully support your version of Internet Explorer

BBC

Nasturtium recipes

Edible flowers are great for adding colour and peppery flavour to dishes. The nasturtium is an annual flowering plant whose edible leaves and orange, red and yellow petals have a flavour that is similar to watercress. The flower buds and seeds, picked when soft and pickled in vinegar, can be used as a substitute for capers.

Buyer's guide

You’re most likely to find nasturtiums at specialist food shops or farmers’ markets.

Preparation

Sprinkle them in salads or use as a garnish for any savoury to dish to add colour and bite.

On this page

Quick recipe finder

Type the ingredients you want to use, then click Go. For better results you can use quotation marks around phrases (e.g. "chicken breast"). Alternatively you can search by chef, programme, cuisine, diet, or dish (e.g. Lasagne).