Vegetable Flowers Tutorial
Want a wonderful accent for your salads and vegetable plates? Try these simple vegetable flowers to add that extra special touch. They don’t take long to make. Adding the vegetable flowers as a garnish, makes a plain vegetable tray or salad look fabulous!
Veggies Needed: green zucchini or yellow squash, radish, carrots, spinach or lettuce leaves
Materials Needed: Sharp small knife, round toothpicks
First, cut small zucchini in half and cut 4 or 5 petals down. You’ll be able to make two flowers out of one small zucchini.
Next, make vertical slits with your knife on each petal to give it a fringed look.
Carve down the inside of the zucchini. (I scored it with the knife and used a spoon for this step)
Place in ice water.
To make the radish flower, cut a slice off the bottom.
Leaving just a ring of red at the top, cut petals with a knife.
Place in ice water and leave it there for the petals to open up. When ready, stick a toothpick in the bottom of the radish flower to secure it in the zucchini. These vegetable flowers may be made the day ahead and kept in ice-cold water until ready to use.
Using a yellow squash, your vegetable flowers will look like this.
Cut the base straight or at a slant to show it off.
Another way is to use a carrot for the middle.
Be sure to check out the Tomato Flower, too!
Have fun and enjoy!
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