Edible Flower Recipes

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Before we get to our edible flower recipes, one reminder here: flowers are safe to eat only when they are organically grown.

A florist's shop is not the place to buy edible flowers. If you could have a edible garden of your own, that's fantastic. Here are more tips about edible flowers.

There are many ways to make use of edible flowers. Here listed a few of them. I'd love to hear from you about how you use your creativities in this area. Please share with me and other visitors here.

1. Making Rose Petal Ice Cubes:

Note: this is just an example. You can really use your imagination and creativities here.

  1. Wash rose petals you're going to use thouroughly, make sure they are pesticide-free. Choose petals that are small size because they are easier to fit into the ice cube tray.
  2. Boil the water for about 2 minutes. The purpose is to let the air that is trapped in the water escape. This step ensures that your petal cubes will have a crystal clear look.
  3. Let water cool to room temperature.
  4. Fill the ice cube tray halfway with cool water. Place a rose petal in the center of each cube. Freeze the tray.
  5. After the water freezes, take the tray out and fill it again with water to cover the rose petals. Refreeze it.

2. Use Edible Flowers as Teas

3. Chinese Day Lily Recipes:

There are many edible flower recipes for various edible flowers. Here are Chinese recipes of yellow day lily flowers (called golden needles in Chinese culinary terms).

If you want to know more about the flower and its usages, including health benefits, click here for Day Lilies.

Green Pepper Day Lily Recipe


  • Dried daylily buds -- 2 cups
  • Vegetable oil -- 1 tablespoon
  • Green bell pepper -- 1/2 cup, cut into thin slices
  • Eggs -- 2, stir well
  • Ginger -- 1 teaspoon, freshly grated
  • Rice wine vinegar -- 1 tablespoon.
  • soy sauce -- 1 tablespoon
  • Water -- 1 tablespoon
  • Salt -- 1/2 teaspoon, or to taste
  • Cooked rice -- 3 cups


  1. Soak daylily buds to soften them. Wash until clean.
  2. Steam the washed daylily buds for about 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, heat oil in a wok or heavy skillet over high heat until very hot and add in the eggs to cook until light brown.
  4. Make a well in the wok and add grated ginger and stir until aromatic. Then put in green bell peppers and stir a few times quickly.
  5. Add vinegar, soy sauce, and water. Stir.
  6. Toss in daylily buds to mix well.
  7. Serve with hot rice.

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