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Two Recipes Using Nasturtiums

Nasturuims as garnish

Herbed Cream Cheese Appetizer


1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened

2 Tablespoons chopped fresh basil

2 Tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

2 Tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon

3-4 cloves minced fresh garlic


1.  Mix herbs with cream cheese by hand until blended.

2.  Spread mixture over your favorite crackers.

3.  Garnish each cracker with a nasturtium blossom.

Alternately:  Core a zucchini.  Fill center with cream cheese mixture.  Slice and serve on a cracker.  Garnish with a nasturtium blossom.

Nasturtium Mayonnaise

This recipe is the perfect compliment to chilled summer salmon, or any fish, fresh off the grill.  Also makes a great spread for tea sandwiches, or any sandwich needing some zip.


1 cup mayonnaise

¼ teaspoon finely minced garlic

2 teaspoons coarsely chopped capers

1/3 teaspoon grated lemon peel

2 teaspoons chopped nasturtium leaves


Combine all ingredients.  Keep chilled until ready to use.

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