Bring On The Spring With This Edible Floral Green Salad

Bring on Spring with this edible floral green salad. There is nothing better than a yummy fresh spring salad. My kids are in a salad-binging stage right now, and I’m taking full advantage of it. I have been sneaking in extra veggies and playing around with fresh dressings. If you have yourself a little garden in the back, pack it with edible flowers and herbs, and your spring salad game will be on point. This floral salad is dressed in a light, spring champagne vinaigrette and topped with homemade croutons tossed in yummy lemon, thyme, and honey for a fresh crunch. So let’s celebrate Spring and serve this up for dinner tonight!

Photos by Dayna Studios



SO WHAT EDIBLE FLOWERS CAN YOU USE IN A SALAD?

Looking to use or even grow some edible flowers to have on hand? Here are some of my favorite ones that I like to grow in my backyard.

Chive blossoms
Pea flowers
Chamoile
Cilantro flowers
Argula flowers
Pansy
Strawberry blossoms


AN EDIBLE SPRING FLORAL SALAD WITH HONEY THYME CROUTONS
SERVES: 2 | PREP: 10 MINUTES | COOK: 20 MINUTES

W H A T   Y A   N E E D

SALAD
Greens (I like to use arugula and spring mix)
1 shallot, thinly sliced
1–2 TBS chopped chives
1/4 cup soft herb leaves (a mixture of basil, mint, and lemon sage if you can find it)
A handful of edible flowers (you can find a mix in your local grocery store in the herb section)

DRESSING
2 TBS good quality olive oil
1 TBS champagne vinegar
1/2 TBS fresh lemon juice and zest from half of a lemon
1/8 TSP white pepper
1 TSP honey

CROUTONS
2 cups baguette bread, cubed
3 TBS olive oil
3 TBS honey
3 lemon thyme sprigs, leaves taken off.
Salt and pepper

B U S T   O U T
Mixing bowl
Serving bowl
Cookie Sheet


I N S T R U C T I O N S

Combine all your ingredients for your dressing into a bowl and whisk away. Save in the fridge for a couple of days. I like to make a bigger batch to use a couple of times a week.

Let’s make the croutons. Now in my house, I usually make more than needed for the recipe. I usually get a couple of little hands and big snacking on them after they come out of the oven. Turn the oven on 350º and let it pre-heat. In a bowl, combine the cut-up bread and olive and salt and pepper. Mix well. Then place on a cookie sheet, and let bake for about 15-20 min. Keep an eye on them, so they don’t burn. Once they are out, drizzle with honey and add the lemon thyme leaves, and finish off with a little bit more salt and pepper.

Assemble the greens, herbs, shallots, and chives on a large serving tray or bowl. Right before serving, toss the greens with croutons and dressing. Lastly, add your edible flowers on top.



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Crispy Prawn & Fruits Salad 沙拉虾球 【免油炸/Air-fryer recipe】

Delicious prawn salad made using fresh prawns, marinate with simple ingredients and cooked using Ninja Foodi Air-Crisp mode with minimal oil. The cooker heats up real fast, just 8 mins to get these crispy prawn balls. 

The Ninja Foodi multi-cooker that I’m using is a combination of a pressure cooker and air fryer in one pot, it’s super-efficient and time-saving. The heat distribution is even and it heats up real fast compared to my other air fryer. The deep pot could prevent oil/ residues splatter all over the crisping lid making it easy to maintain and clean. 
The one in front is my Ninja Foodi OP300 after 6 months of heavy usage, the crisping lid still as good. The one simple step is to wipe it clean with a damp cloth after use. Easy? 
The one at the back is a new unit. 😀  
Besides pressure cook and air frying, there are other functions such as steam, slow cook, sear/ saute, bake/ roast, grill, and keep warm. I also use it for stir-frying dishes with the 5 adjustable heat levels. Overall, Ninja Foodi is a good all-in-one product, just like a portable kitchen with a rice cooker, pressure cooker, air fryer, oven and stovetop functions, reasonable price, and highly versatile. 



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Ingredients:
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15 Prawns
1 Egg White
Some Potato Starch
Some fruits – fresh/ canned, diced
3-4 tbsp Japanese Mayonaise 
Marinade:
1/4 tsp Sesame Oil
1/2 tsp Shao Xing Hua Tiao Wine
Dash of White Pepper
1/2 tsp Salt

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Method:
1. Pat dry the prawns with kitchen towels. Add in marinade ingredients, mix well and let marinate for 15 minutes.

2. Preheat Ninja Foodi Air Crisp mode 210’C 5 minutes. Coat the prawns with egg white and potato starch. 

3. Air Crisp mode 210’C, 8 minutes or till golden and crisp. Mix with mayonnaise and fruits, serve right away. 
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