The flowers in this appetizer do more than just look beautiful, they have distinct flavors which are fun to play with.
Borage has a cucumber taste, for example, while Nasturtiums have a peppery bite.
|Little Gem Marigolds|
Some say Little Gem Marigolds are the best tasting marigolds and I do think they are less bitter than some of the larger varieties. The other flowers I used for these appetizers are Calendula, Batchelor's Buttons and Violas.
I use soft spreadable cheeses for this appetizer for their mild flavor which doesn't over power the taste of the flowers, and I love the white canvas they create for the colorful petals.
Edible Flower and Soft Cheese Appetizer
Assortment of different breads, toasted and cut ( I used rye, sourdough and Melba Toasts)
Assortment of cheeses, such as Brie, cream cheese and goat cheese
Various edible flowers such as Borage, Violas, Calendula, Batchelor's Buttons and Marigolds
Spread the cheeses on the toasts and decorate with edible flowers just before serving.
It's that easy!
Do you have a favorite way to use edible flowers in your cooking?