How to Eat Chive Flowers


When a chive plant in an herb garden begins to bloom in the spring, a gardener has some delicious options for using these dainty and delectable blossoms. Because the chive blossoms possess a similar flavor to the chives themselves, adding them to salads and dips is not only tasty, but it looks appealing when you serve it. Snip the blossoms from your chive plant once they open fully into round, lavender blossoms, and eat chive flowers for your next meal.

Things You'll Need

  • Kitchen shears
  • Colander
  • Paring knife
  • Cutting board
  • Clip the chive flowers from the chive plants. If you already have the blossoms separated, use the kitchen shears to clip off any stems protruding from the bottoms of the blossoms.

  • Place the flowers into the colander and rinse them with cool water. Shake the colander several times to remove excess moisture from the blossoms.

  • Add the whole flowers to lettuce or spinach salads, to pasta salads or potato salads.

  • Place the flowers onto the cutting board, and gently dice them into smaller pieces with the paring knife. Alternatively, you can also use a kitchen shears to snip them into small pieces. Add these pieces of chive flowers to a vegetable dip or salad dressing.

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