a.k.a., Tiptoe through the Tulips with Me Salad
Bet you didn’t know that Tulips and Violets are actually edible and a great “Green” choice.
Violets share similar nutritional attributes as spinach and tulips share similar qualities with sugar beets.
Tulip & Wild Violet Salad with Salmon Cucumber Toast
1. Find some greens. I snipped some “volunteer” greens from my garden. Make a bed of greens on your salad plate or bowl.
2. Arrange tulip petals and wild violet greens and blossoms (whatever you have) on top of your greens. (Just please make sure there aren’t any nasty lawn chemicals on your flowers!)
3. Sprinkle your beautiful salad with crumbled blue cheese and toasted pine nuts (pinons) … or other nuts of your choosing.
4. Drizzle with your favorite vinaigrette. I was sure I had some berry vinaigrette in my fridge, but I couldn’t find it and settled for my maple cranberry vinaigrette. It worked out beautifully anyway.