Elizabethan English Herb and Flower Salad With Honey Dressing

5 mins (prep 5)
15 ingredients
6-8 servings
An old Elizabethan salad recipe, but with an air of modernity about it, as our interest increases in herbal and floral remedies in today's busy, stressful and hectic world. I have made some suggestions about which flowers and herbs to use - but PLEASE do check that the flowers and herbs you choose to use are edible!! The French also use flowers in their salads, and although the title suggests this to be an English recipe, this style of herbal and floral salad will have been very common throughout Medieval Europe. I serve this at the Auberge when the flowers and herbs are in season - freshly picked from my garden; it is always enjoyed with great relish and is a vibrant topic of dinner party conversation! It makes a lovely appetiser or can be served with the cheese course for an unusual and pretty accompaniment. Make sure that your flowers and herbs are insecticide free, and are not traffic polluted as well.........wipe them or wash them gently, allowing them to dry before using them.

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Serving Size (8.38 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 46.62 Calories from Fat 44.46
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4.94g 45.56%
Saturated Fat 0.68g 20.45%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 0.16mg 0.04%
Total Carbohydrate 0.85g 1.69%
Dietary Fiber 0.01 g 0.22%
Sugars 0.74 g %
Protein 0.01g 0.13%
Vitamin A 0.15IU% Vitamin C 0.96mg%
Calcium 0.25mg% Iron 0.03mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
fresh rosemary, freshly ground black pepper, fresh