By: Vicki Tripp
Brightly colored and fragrant rose petals can be incorporated into a delicious party salad.
Rose Petal Salad Ingredients
- 2 Belgian endives, trimmed and separated into leaves
- 1 Head of Bibb lettuce, washed, patted dry and torn into bite-sized pieces
- 1/4 cup pine nuts (preferably not salted)
- Petals from at least four large blooms (pink or red), remove nibs, tear into pieces (leave whole if preferred)
- 1/4 cup light olive oil
- 6 Tbsp raspberry vinegar
- Salt to taste
Divide the endive leaves among four chilled salad plates, arranging them decoratively. Top with the Bibb lettuce. Sprinkle with pine nuts and rose petals.
In a small bowl, whisk the olive oil into the vinegar and season to taste with salt.
Drizzle over salads. Serve immediately.
Remember: the petals must be clean and pesticide-free. Rose petals bruise easily, so you might want to use them whole.
Another festive effect is bright orange petals, sliced very thin and sprinkled over any green salad.
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