Look! Nasturtium Capers

updated May 2, 2019
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Have you ever had nasturtium capers? We traded some elderflower cordial for a jar of these homemade pickles at a recent

food swap

We have enjoyed the


Sometimes referred to as “poor man’s capers,” the seeds can be pickled in a brine of vinegar and spices; Heather used peppercorns, mustard seeds, bay leaves, and thyme. Their tangy flavor is quite similar to genuine capers, and they’re delightfully crunchy. We’ve been eating them in salads and pasta and might even try frying them!


Container Gardening Inspiration: Edible Nasturtiums

(Images: Sunrise Seeds; Emily Ho)