Vegetable Flowers Tutorial

Posted by on April 9, 2015 in Recipes, Salads | 17 comments

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!

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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.

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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)

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Place in ice water.

To make the radish flower, cut a slice off the bottom.

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Leaving just a ring of red at the top, cut petals with a knife.

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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.

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Using a yellow squash, your vegetable flowers will look like this.

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Cut the base straight or at a slant to show it off.

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Another way is to use a carrot for the middle.

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Be sure to check out the Tomato Flower, too!

Have fun and enjoy!

Phyllis

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17 Comments

  1. Adorable! I used to make radish flowers when I was a little girl, but had totally forgotten about it until seeing your post. Pinning! Thanks for linking to Tips & Tricks. Can’t wait to see what you link up next. 🙂

    • Adding the radish flowers to zucchini makes it even more special!

  2. Hello gorgeous! I love seeing your masterpieces.Thank you for bringing such great things to our party. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm.. Lou Lou Girls

  3. Grandma knows all: get ‘kids’ to eat veggies by making m look cute!!!
    Thank you so very much for linking it up with us !!! I stopped by your blog today to invite you, our party is simply not the same without you! I hope you’ll treat us again with your awesome creativity at this week’s SHARE IT sunday linky party.

    Hugs,
    Rose

  4. What a beautiful way to dress up the veggies!

  5. These are stunning – and it is really interesting to see how they are done. Thank you for linking to #PoCoLo x

  6. Ever cute! This is an a-okay way to play with your food! heh
    Thanks for joining us at Idea Box. I hope you link up with us again this week!

    • I never thought of it that way! Funny!

  7. OH my gosh…this is so cute!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

    • Try it! They are not hard to make!

  8. wonderful, thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

  9. Oh, what patience to take the time to make the veggie flowers!

    • You can make them in five minutes!!! They are not hard, I promise! Thanks for stopping by!

  10. what a great idea for brightening up salads! #pocolo

  11. Hi there! Visiting from What-about.co’s link party. This is very cute and pretty. Thanks for sharing the technique!

    • It is easy, too! You’ll have to try it!

  12. so pretty! looks like fun, thanks!
    Jenna

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