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Would You Eat This Salad Mix With Flowers?

The other day while at the farmers market, I came across these bags of spring mix with edible flowers. Because I grew up with the mantra that it's healthy to "eat the colors of the rainbow," the flowers' vibrant hues were enticing to my palate. I'm an adventurous eater, but I could imagine a picky eater not being too fond of the idea. Have you ever tried edible flowers?

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tigr3bianca tigr3bianca 8 years
I've always loved flowers in my salad. Its a tradition for Easter with my family. And we've always had fried zucchini blossoms. So delish!
peaceloveandpaws peaceloveandpaws 8 years
They look delicious. I wish I could find an arrangement ... err salad like that around here!
LoveSarah LoveSarah 8 years
Why not? They are pretty, and if they are edible I think it would be neat to try.
corcar86 corcar86 8 years
I am a generally picky eater but salad items tend not to scare me (it's more of a no fish or seafood kinda thing) and those look yummy I would definitely be willing to try them!
vitisva vitisva 8 years
I've wanted to try them for years This past summer I wanted to grow dandelions because I heard you can make salad from them
tiggerchick2 tiggerchick2 8 years
They almost look too pretty to eat :) But I would give them a shot, why not?
wren1 wren1 8 years
I've gotten this at the Fillmore SF farmer's market, and it was delicious! Such a fresh taste.
Britney-Kayla Britney-Kayla 8 years
I've tried it before. It actually tastes really bad. The texture is really gritty and just the thought of eating flowers while your eating it makes you sick.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 8 years
...if I was a rabbit.
HeidiMD HeidiMD 8 years
I'd be willing to eat it, but if they are sweet, I probably wouldn't end up liking it. I am one of the few people with a real aversion to sugar and sweet-tasting food.
dewzi dewzi 8 years
I wish I could buy edible flowers, but I don't think I've seen them in my area. I am too concerned with the pesticides they use to just put regular flowers in a salad...
suziryder suziryder 8 years
I'd try it. I've never had edible flowers but I'm curious about them and I'd be willing to try. The mix sure is beautiful.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 8 years
if someone offered me some, sure, why not. but i wouldn't go out of my way to buy a bag. the colors are sure attractive though.
TxRdRaider TxRdRaider 8 years
I've had them before at a restaurant, but in all honesty they weren't super flavorful. I'd eat again if already in the salad mixture, but I wouldn't go out of my way to buy them.
Red-Sharpie Red-Sharpie 8 years
Yes! I'm a sucker for picking out eye-catching foods at the farmer's market.
mtiger mtiger 8 years
I think it's too pretty to eat!
coffeemug2007 coffeemug2007 8 years
No thanks. Flowers belong in pots, not in my salad.
nancita nancita 8 years
I have seen this at the farmers' market too. It's intriguing, and I'm sure I wouldn't hate it, but I don't think it would add much to my salad eating experiences except prettiness. I do like zucchini flowers but mostly when they are battered and fried. :)
Food Food 8 years
I'm with exyank! I've actually never had them before, but even if they're not incredibly flavorful, sometimes they can be a feast to the eyes!
Angela123 Angela123 8 years
I don't care if it's a flower! I'll eat anything if it tastes good, and that would certainly look gorgeous on the table!
girlwparasol girlwparasol 8 years
no, because i've had edible flowers, and i always find them to be exceedingly bitter. they may be edible, but i certainly don't think they taste very good.
partysugar partysugar 8 years
Yes! As a matter of fact, I purchased those bags from that same farmers market a couple of weeks ago. I made an avocado red onion salad with the mix and it was like one of the best salads ever!
jessie jessie 8 years
why not?...i'd toss it with some dressing..and down the hatch it go! :D
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
This is so pretty! I would definitely try it.
Antioxidant Antioxidant 8 years
Totally. I always see the little packages of edible flowers at the grocery store and want to buy them.
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