11 Ways to Pretty Up Your Food With Edible Flowers

Just a few petals make even simple dishes into something completely impressive. 


Celebrate spring with nature's most gorgeous garnish. Just a few petals can take almost any dish from "meh" to "amazing." Before you start, you need to pick the safest flowers to consume. Then, try one of these almost-too-pretty-to-eat recipes.

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Katie Friedman
Prettiest Chocolate Bark

Glamour up chocolate with edible glitter, white chocolate pearls, and pretty petals.

Get the recipe for Prettiest Chocolate Bark »

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Erin Phraner
"Egg-Salad" Crostini

Even Mondays won't suck when your breakfast toast is this fabulous.

Get the recipe for "Egg-Salad" Crostini »

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Erin Phraner
Tatsoi-Mache Salad

Blossoms from tatsoi (also called spinach mustard) stand out against a lush bowl of fresh greens in this salad, which is as beautiful as it is delicious.

Get the recipe for Tatsoi-Mache Salad »

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Monica Potter's Rose-Infused Jam

Stop and smell the infuse your jam with roses. Then, serve with scones.

Get the recipe for Monica Potter's Rose-Infused Jam »

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Erin Phraner
Johnny-Jump-Up Angel Food Cake with Sour Cream Glaze

Lovely blossoms bring gourmet appeal to a simple cake that even novice bakers can make.

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lavender vodka 
Katie Friedman
Lavender Vodka

Edible flowers even make booze better. Take this floral spirit, for instance, that pairs perfectly with ice-cold lemonade for a cocktail that tastes exactly like a summer day.

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Courtesy of The View From Great Island
Nordic Open-Faced Smoked Salmon Sandwiches

Pansies give teatime sandwiches delightful appeal that's perfect for a spring brunch.

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Get the recipe from Sugar and Charm
Floral Shortbread Cookies

These sweet shortbread cookies are almost too adorable to eat. Almost.

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Courtesy of Harvest & Honey
Wildflower & Arugula Salad with Orange Blossom Vinaigrette

No sad desk lunches, here! Make all your coworkers jealous with this super-pretty salad.

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Courtesy of Ascension Kitchen
Rosey Rocky Road

These pretty-in-pink fudge squares take the whole flowers and chocolate combo to a whole new level.

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Courtesy of Almost Makes Perfect

Pretty petals pop in these refreshing treats, which combine cocktail hour and dessert in one.

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