The edible flower craze of the 60s and 70s is making a comeback — and we couldn't be more pleased. A sprinkling of blooms can turn a dish from drab to delightful in an instant, whether you're dealing with a melon or a vegetable soup. Take inspiration from the following photos (making sure any flowers you use are indeed edible!) and watch the charm of spring saturate your dinner table with colorful hues.
Win major brownie points with your overnight guests by having this delightful sight waiting at the breakfast table.
This rice pudding crème brûlée is elevated with a dusting of colorful blooms.
It's difficult to deny that every cake looks prettier with a few petals. Scatter flowers on a drip cake for a playful touch (pink marbled chocolate doesn't hurt, either).
This bloomy idea is melon balls o' fun, and helps a summer staple fit perfectly into the spring months.
With an edible flower and roe, the humble zucchini becomes the sophisticated star of your dinner party.
Turn fall soup into a spring staple with a topping of edible flowers and herbs.
Perhaps the easiest (and most popular!) way to incorporate edible flowers into your dinner spread, a few bright blooms tossed into a salad signals spring has arrived.
Take a lick of spring with a homemade popsicle that, er, pops with the blooms of the season.
A block of butter is infused with dandelion flowers and leaves for a condiment that sings spring.
Fresh lemons and soothing lavender turn everyday water into a refreshing treat reminiscent of a spa day.
Have a dish with bland color? Spice it up with an eye-catching flower, like this nasturtium flower tossed into herb and vegetable soup.
Relax before bedtime with a bowl of lavender ice cream, bound to delight the eyes and the taste buds.
This classic dish shall never be deemed as "boring" with the right ratio of edible flowers. Mix in tangerines for an extra pop of color.
Feel fancy just saying "amuse-bouches"? You'll feel even fancier if you add a flower.
Fresh blooms make this block of cheese look even more appetizing. Have the world's loveliest picnic by including this as a staple dish on your checkered blanket.
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