5 Ingredients or Fewer

Violet Lassi

May 17, 2011
2 Ratings
  • Serves 1
Author Notes

This recipe was created because we were at the wonderful Radiance Dairy in Fairfield, Iowa and wanted to try their yogurt -- also their fields were full of violets. These mystical flowers have many health benefits including bountiful Vitamin C and anti-oxidants. The blueberries are included because the violet color didn't come through when I first made it on the road -- they should make it seem a little more like a violet drink. Alternatively, you can take out the honey and blueberries and use this as a sauce for a light fish, or serve it with dandelion fritters (recipe also on food52). —The Perennial Plate

What You'll Need
  • 1 cup yogurt (full fat if possible)
  • 3/4 cup violets
  • 2 tablespoons honey (or more if you like it sweet)
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup blueberries (frozen -- optional for color)
  1. Just combine the above ingredients and blend well. If it's too thick, you can add a little water.

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Chef & activist Daniel Klein and cameragirl Mirra Fine are road-tripping around the United States, filming and editing The Perennial Plate -- an online weekly documentary series dedicated to socially responsible and adventurous eating -- as they go. See below for Perennial Plate's recipes, shared weekly with food52 from the road!

4 Reviews

CarlaCooks May 22, 2011
This sounds delicious! I love violet in every form... violet syrup for kir (or kir royale), violet macarons, violet chocolate. In fact, I plan on naming my first daughter Violette :) I can't wait to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing!
WinnieAb May 19, 2011
Yum yum yum. I LOVE this idea :)
Sagegreen May 18, 2011
Love!! I was so excited to see your video report of the lucky cows (and your earlier sumac one, too)! Wish you could be in Brattleboro for the world's largest smoothie effort (all local ingredients) during their Strolling of the Heifers parade June 4th!
mrslarkin May 17, 2011
Yummy! Our yard is covered in violets! We will go foraging, if it stops raining ever. Your videos ROCK! Keep 'em coming!