With their mild onion flavor and gorgeous purple color, chive flowers are not only pretty in the flower garden, they are also a wonderful addition to your meal.
Use them in salads, vegetable dishes, casseroles, cheese and egg dishes, potatoes, and even cream cheese!
Pick your chive blossoms when the flowers are just opening for the best flavor and use them fresh.
10 ways to eat Chive flowers
1. Chive Flower Omelette: 12 chive flowers, 4 eggs and 4 tablespoons milk. Beat eggs and milk lightly, stir in the flowers and cook in an omelette pan until done.
2. Use as a beautiful garnish for deviled eggs.
3. Cut chive flowers just as they are beginning to open and stuff them into a jar. Fill with white vinegar, cover and let sit 2-4 weeks. Strain and use in salad dressings. It makes the prettiest pink Chive Blossom Vinegar that’s great for salads and marinades.
4. Coat Chive flowers with a tempura batter and lightly fry them in oil.
5. To melted butter add chopped basil and chive blossoms (and/or regular chives), and pour it over hot popcorn for a tasty Chive Popcorn snack.
6. Add one cup of chopped chives and chive flowers to 8 ounces of softened cream cheese. Form into a ball and chill. Serve the Chive Cream Cheese with crackers. yum!
7. Braised New Potatoes With Spring Onions, Garlic And Chives and / or Heirloom Tomato And Herb Salad would be gorgeous and delicious with chive flowers!
8. Add chopped chive flowers to Perfectly Delicious Biscuits, bake, slather with butter and fresh chopped chives, Enjoy!
9. Chive Blossom Butter: 1 stick Unsalted Butter softened, Dash of Sea Salt and Fresh ground Pepper, add Chopped Chive Flowers and a few stalks of chive. (not the flower stems) Mix well,form into a log and place on piece of plastic wrap, Twist ends and roll over counter until smooth. Chill until firm and slice the log to form serving sized discs. Serve on Baked Potatoes, Bread, Steamed Veggies etc
10. Pop one in your mouth and just eat it.