Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Nasturtiums with Sweet Onion & Cucumber Salad

Each spring I carefully plant nasturtiums in my garden, not only so I can enjoy their beauty, but so their peppery flavor can be enjoyed and appreciated. Nasturtiums are a fun plant to use as an ingredient in cooking or as a garnish to enhance the appearance of the food. Their petals and leaves can be used to make tea sandwiches, to be scrambled into egg or tofu dishes, and to garnish just about anything.

This summer our family enjoyed a simple and tasteful salad, and nasturtiums gave it eye-appeal. The instructions are pretty simple. 

To try our cucumber and sweet onion Greek salad you'll need:

2 cucumbers, peeled, deseeded, and sliced
1/2 sweet onion, finely diced
dash of mineral or sea salt
a dollop of Greek-style yogurt*
2 packets of NuNaturals stevia**

Stir cucumber slices and diced onion together in a mixing bowl. Season with salt. Add Greek-style yogurt and stevia. Mix until cucumbers are coated. Adjust salt to taste. Garnish and enjoy!

*Greek-style yogurt can be made from soy or coconut milk yogurt. Or use dairy Greek yogurt.

**NuNaturals stevia is my favorite brand. A packet equals about 1/2 tsp. You may use your favorite sweetener like sugar or agave syrup if you prefer.

Yummy as an be!


  1. The only reason that I sometimes garnish salads with posies is because of you! So pretty...

  2. Sounds good! I do love cucumber and sweet onions together.

  3. I'm glad to know nasturtiums are food friendly. So pretty. Your cucumber salad sounds delicious...


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