Flowers aren’t just a pretty thing to look at and enjoy. You can enjoy them in other ways… like eating them! It turns out that quite a few flowers are edible. Create some photograph-worthy plates with these delightful OGP recipes that feature some of the prettiest, tastiest and healthiest blooms.

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1. Asian Rainbow Salad

Asian Rainbow Salad

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This Asian Rainbow Salad by Lena Novak is a colorful and refreshing blend of veggies with flavorful citrus dressing. It is perfect for the hot summer season; however, you can enjoy it any time of the year.

2. Indian Milkshake: Cardamom, Rosewater and Sweet Cherry Lassi

Indian Milkshake: Cardamom, Rosewater and Sweet Cherry Lassi

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Lassi is an Indian drink traditionally made with yogurt.  This Cardamom, Rosewater and Sweet Cherry Lassi by Claire Ragozzino is a delicious vegan version that uses coconut yogurt instead.  A splash of rosewater helps to make this drink refreshing and cooling.  Garnish with pretty rose petals.

3. Fig Curd Tarts With Lavender and Chamomile Cream 

Fig Curd Tarts With Lavender and Chamomile Cream

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Homemade oat and walnut Fig Curd Tarts that are lovingly dolloped with citrus and chamomile cashew cream. So basically, this tart by Gina Fontana has every flavor you could want all in one crispy crust. Decorate with edible flowers and fresh figs for the cutest darn dessert you’ve ever laid eyes on.

4. 3-Ingredient Mango Hibiscus Popsicles

3-Ingredient Mango Hibiscus Popsicles

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These Mango Hibiscus Popsicles by Bianca the Green Creator only require 3 ingredients. Chia seeds are the secret ingredient that allows the hibiscus tea to bind and gives the popsicles a nice texture and bite, while also adding some fiber, protein, and good fats. Easy, delicious, and healthy!

5. Unicorn Chia Parfait

Unicorn Chia Parfait

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This Unicorn Chia Parfait by Katja Meier is a colorful, magical dream breakfast! It is layered with blue chia pudding and soy yogurt naturally turned bright pink thanks to beet powder. To make it even more dreamy, it is decorated with pomegranate jewels and edible flowers.

6. Maple and Lavender Cashew Ice Cream

Maple and Lavender Cashew Ice Cream

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This Maple and Lavender Cashew Ice Cream by Rebekah Waters is the best possible way to celebrate the spring season. It’s so creamy, delicious, and full of flavor – it’s almost ridiculous. The caramel elements of the maple syrup blend seamlessly with the tropical notes of coconut and then, each bite is elevated by the perfumed bouquet of flavor that only lavender can provide.

7. Wild Spinach and Asparagus Salad

Wild Spinach and Asparagus Salad

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Bright, colorful, light, and crunchy, this Wild Spinach and Asparagus Salad by Alena Grahn is perfect. Asparagus ribbons, radishes, rainbow carrots, and whimsical chive blossoms are strewn atop a bed of nutrient-dense micro greens. A tangy tahini dressing ties all the different flavors together. Enjoy this salad with a refreshing glass of lemonade.

8. Garlicky Chive Blossom Butter

Garlicky Chive Blossom Butter

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This Garlicky Chive Blossom Butter recipe by Ashley Smyczek is a great way to add new flavor and excitement to plain old vegan butter. You can also use this technique with any fresh or dried herb you like – other nice options would be thyme, rosemary, or basil. This lovely herbed butter would be great on scrambled tofu, vegan quiches, or stirred into mashed potatoes.

9. Marzipan Maca Hibiscus Cups

Marzipan Maca Hibiscus Cups

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These Marzipan Maca Hibiscus Cups by Stephanie McKinnie are very simple to make but look rich and divine.  The marzipan is made with blanched almonds and coconut sugar and has a dose of maca thrown in to give you an energy boost. Dust these pretty cups with dried hibiscus flower powder to make a picture-perfect dessert.

10. Blackberry Lavender Ice Cream

Blackberry Lavender Ice Cream

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The zing of the blackberries and lemon is complemented by the calming lavender in this stunning Blackberry Lavender Ice Cream by Melissa Haithcock. The gorgeous color and cool flavors are perfect for a summer’s day. This ice cream is easy to make but will certainly impress those you share it with (if you ever do).

11. Pansy Shortbread

Pansy Shortbread

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This Pansy Shortbread by Gabrielle St. Claire has to be the prettiest biscuit around.  These cookies are elegant and delicious yet so simple to make. With just five ingredients, you can whip up a batch of shortbread that is buttery and crisp.  Adorn your shortbread with pansies once out of the oven.

12. Spring Salad with Carrots, Beets and Flowers

Spring Salad with Carrots, Beets and Flowers

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This is such a vibrant salad with all the colors of spring.  Lilia Jankowska‘s Spring Salad with Carrots, Beets and Flowers is a mix of fresh veggies and a host of edible flowers, such as marigolds, daisies, and pansies.  However, you can play here with other edible flowers, such as nasturtium, violets, and dandelion.

13. Ayurvedic Rose Smoothie

Ayurvedic Rose Smoothie

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According to Ayurveda, it’s not a coincidence that the rose is associated with love and caring. It balances the sadhaka pitta that governs the emotions of the heart; it’s cooling in nature and is balancing for all three doshas. This Ayurvedic Rose Smoothie by Akshata Sheelvant is very simple to make and you’ll be surprised the combination of pumpkin seeds mixed with rose brings out a soothing flavor that excites your taste buds! It’s a treat to make and share with your loved ones.

14. Raw Chocolate Bark With Pistachios and Edible Flowers

Raw Chocolate Bark With Pistachios and Edible Flowers

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This Raw Chocolate Bark With Pistachios and Edible Flowers recipe by Pauline Hanuise is simple, and you don’t need any specific equipment, it’s quick, easy and it’s delightful! If you like chocolate, you’ll LOVE this one!

15. Spring Salad: Edible Flowers and Dandelion Greens

Spring Salad: Edible Flowers and Dandelion Greens

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This spring salad by Julie West comes as a perfect way to add some of your favorite spring blossoms into a meal for an even more enjoyable way to celebrate the flowers of spring. They add wonderful fragrance and color.

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Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammationheart healthmental well-beingfitness goalsnutritional needsallergiesgut health, and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acnehormonal imbalancecancer, and prostate cancer, and has many side effects.

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