Basil & Nasturtium Summer Salad

By • July 6, 2010 • 1 Comments

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Author Notes: A spindly bargain plant purchased for 79 cents, my golden nasturtium now blooms with bravado. Basil and peppery nasturtium leaves and silky blossoms combine for an eye and taste-pleasing salad.cookwithsusan

Serves 4

  • 1 cup basil leaves
  • 1 cup nasturtium leaves
  • 7 cups baby salad greens
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 4 ripe plums, seeded, and quartered
  • 1/2 cup toasted pecans
  • 12 Nasturtium blossoms
  • 1/3 (+ 2 tablespoons) cup Lemon vinaigrette
  1. Place basil, nasturtium leaves, and salad greens in a large bowl. Sprinkle salt over salad mix. Pour 1/3 cup vinaigrette over salad, gently tossing.
  2. Divide salad between 4 salad plates, top with plum quarters and pecans. Drizzle remaining vinaigrette over salads. Top each plate with 3 nasturtium blossoms.
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about 4 years ago dymnyno

This sounds very creative and delicious and beautiful. I have lots of nasturtiums that have "volunteered" this year and I am doing this one real soon. Thanks for a nice recipe.