Microleave & Edible Flower Salad
I have been extremely busy and felt like there too many things to get done but have too little time. It is one of those days that you just want to not think about anything, sit back and relax. June is going to be a really demanding month too. Hopefully, I will be able to cope and post as frequent as I should. I have been doing some housekeeping on my blog – this is one of those things that I have been busy with. So, stay tuned for a different look and feel soon!!
Weather has started to get warmer, the day also has started to get longer. To be honest, I haven’t been cooking a lot for my blog (I’m sorry for lacking of new posts!), which I really hope to plan ahead for more yummy posts soon. These days, I am more keen to make something quick, simple and delicious. Though, there are times when I do want to try out making things that I have never tried making before. I have quite a number of those that are still on my to do list, I will make sure I try them out this year, we are in June, so I still have 6 months to get them done.
I have always like edible flowers and thought of getting them online. One day, I was at Marks & Spencer, browsing the vegetable section. Then I saw some boxes of salad which were on special offer. I took a box and had a look. The label reads something like ‘microleave & edible flower salad’. I was really excited when I saw a few colourful and edible flowers. Without thinking twice, I grabbed 2 boxes, left the supermarket happily!
That evening, when I got home, I thought it would be better for me to use the salad leaves fresh, instead of storing them in the fridge for the next day. I checked my fridge and saw I had some eggs, cherry tomatoes and a small block of Pecorino cheese, which were enough to make a big serving of simple yet delicious colourful salad! When when I was dishing up my salad, I thought it was probably the most pretties salad I’ve ever had!
For the Microleave & Edible Flower Salad:
300g microleave & edible flower salad
1 hard boiled egg, halved
80g pecorino cheese, shaved
100g cherry tomato, halved
For the Dressing:
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper
Toss the salad leaves and edible flowers in a large bowl and drizzle over the dressing. To serve, place in the middle of a large plate and arrange the hard boiled egg, cherry tomato and pecorino cheese on the salad.
The salad is very colourful, lovely, and pleasant. Hmm…ever seen any edible flowers around my area, very curious to try.
Thanks Christine! I bought the salad with edible flowers for the first time.. just love it!
So pretty! I didn't know we can get those in M&S! Time to make a trip to M&S!
Yup, check out M&S!! 🙂
That salad is soooooo pretty, colorful and soul-upliftingly delightful! A gorgeous creation. I really have to start eating flowers… great clicks too.
mmmm looks delicious!
Thanks Lucy! 🙂
You can tell it's summer by seeing those edible flowers. Can't wait until the farmers' market open! ohh wait their first day open was yesterday 🙂 Gorgeous!
Cool! I guess you will be able to get some at the farmers' market.
Looks good….you've managed to get the hard-boiled egg just-right as well by the looks of it!
your salad is so pretty 😀
I just bought some pansy seedlings from bunnings yesterday… hopefully my pansy will grow …flower and I can make this salad 😀
Lucky you… I wish I could grow too!!
Your salad looks so pretty and appealing! It's really too beautiful to go into one's stomach. 🙂 I don't think I can find these edible flowers in our local supermarket.
Thanks LK. Perhaps can grow at home?
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Such a beautiful salad! It just looks like summer!
What a colorful beautiful plateful! I can't bear to eat it.
Ahh.. I know.. I left the flowers the last to be eaten … hehehe
This looks very interesting and wonderful. Your salad looks like something I want to try out 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
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Wow, that is a very pretty salad…I never seen this kind of leaves/flowers in the grocery….love the pictures. PERFECT!
Have a wonderful week 🙂
Hummm, these have not reached the North of England! what a pity, I have always liked the idea of eating flowers…
Such gorgeous colours! I didn't know M&S sold edible flowers!! Time for me to look more carefully at the salad aisles when I'm next in M&S.
Yeah, I believe it is pretty new!!
What an absolutely GORGEOUS salad! Your pictures are beautiful.
It IS one of the prettiest salads I've ever seen! I haven't seen that many edible flowers here sadly 🙁 What hooked me was the olive oil and balsamic vinegar in the bowl – my absolute favorite 😀
Thanks Janine.. I love simple dressing like this, delicious and simple… 😉
Oh my oh my! So pweeettiieeee! Aiyo, I can so totally understand. These days, I just turn on the computer, edit photos, blog and switch off. I have no time to do anything else! Like u, I’ve hardly time to bake and whip up pretty and presentable main meals. 🙁
Thank you… 🙂 I hope we will be less busy soon..
June seems to be a tiring month for me too 🙂 What a lovely colorful salad. LOVE it
That’s a pretty salad you got there !…Flowers ! When I see flowers in my food I always wanted to eat, but kept on wondering should I…or should I not ?
Thank you! I definitely love how the flowers can make a plate of salad looks beautiful and different. And of course, try the edible flowers 😉
You should check out “greensherbs.com” based in Exeter, Devon – they do awesome salads and sell edible flowers online which are posted to arrive with you the next day – my one box I have used to decorate salads, cakes, main meals – you name it! My kids love the fact they can eat something which looks so colourful and pretty – great for parties too!
I have just seen your webb site,I am the grower of the flowers for the M&S salad packs,Rod Stewart was eating them on the One Show last June.Look out for differant flowers in salad packs about May this year,we also grow pea shoots,sunflower shoots,and microleaf corriander,red stem radish,fennel,and watercress,all for M&S to put in their salad bowls and packs.you will have to try a few more.