Basil & Nasturtium Summer Salad

July 6, 2010

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) cups Lemon vinaigrette
In This Recipe


  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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dymnyno July 6, 2010
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.