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Edible Flower Spring Rolls

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Using Edible Flowers 
in your party desserts, drinks, salads and even main dishes adds a unique element to your celebration. They add color, elegance, a bit of whimsy, and also have an interesting range of tastes.

Search for what is in season in your area – your local farmers’ market is a great source for finding out what is available and they’ll often have much more variety than the grocery store. Always ask vendors how their flowers are grown (you don’t want to eat flowers that have been sprayed with pesticides!). You can also order edible flowers (fresh or crystallized, which are great for using atop desserts) from several sites online (Gourmet Sweet Botanicals, Marx Foods, Food Innovations).

I combined a few Spring Roll recipes, and added some beautiful edible flowers to arrive at this one. It most closely resembles the one in the Whole Foods cookbook. You can easily swap out the filling ingredients to what is available and according to your own preferences.

Edible Flower Spring Rolls
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are a beautiful and delicious party food, or just to spoil yourself and your loved ones. Since they are best when freshly made (or served within 1 or 2 days) I reduced the ingredients by a third for a party of three.
Servings Prep Time
3 people 20 min
Servings Prep Time
3 people 20 min
Edible Flower Spring Rolls
Print Recipe
are a beautiful and delicious party food, or just to spoil yourself and your loved ones. Since they are best when freshly made (or served within 1 or 2 days) I reduced the ingredients by a third for a party of three.
Servings Prep Time
3 people 20 min
Servings Prep Time
3 people 20 min
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Have ready a sealable/air tight container, bottom lined with damp paper towels. Have a couple of additional wet paper towels (or lettuce leaves) ready to place over the finished spring rolls as you assemble them (to keep them from drying out.)
  2. In a medium size saucepan bring 2 quarts water to a boil; add noodles and cook for 3 minutes, stirring a few times to assure the noodles are submerged and cook evenly. Drain well, rinsing under cold water until noodles are cold.
  3. Set up assembly area on flat work surface; place a clean kitchen towel on the surface. Prepare vegetables and flowers, toss gently in a large bowl to distribute the ingredients rather evenly. Set aside near your assembly area.
  4. To soften the spring roll wrappers: Fill a large pan, (wide enough to lay spring roll wrapper out flat) with a couple of inches of very hot water. Place one spring wrapper into the water, submerging completely for about 30 seconds until it is soft and pliable.
To Assemble:
  1. To assemble: Lay the wrapper out on the towel; place 1/2 of the filling ingredients and 1/4 cup noodles in center of wrapper; roll the edge nearest you over the top of the ingredients, then pull back slightly to secure the ingredients in the fold, bring right side over to the middle, then the left side over to the middle, then roll up tightly to form the spring roll (as if making a burrito). Place in prepared damp paper towel (or lettuce leaf) lined container; cover spring roll with another wet paper towel or lettuce leaf. Continue with remaining spring rolls. If serving buffet display, keep spring rolls covered with wet lettuce leaves to keep them from drying out. (Tip: work with the wrappers one at a time; dip to soften then fill and roll before moving on to the next spring roll.)
Serve
  1. Serve with your favorite Spring Roll Dipping Sauce (available at most supermarkets).
Recipe Notes

Other fillings that you might like to swap for those listed above:
Fresh Bean Sprouts
Green Cabbage, very thinly sliced
Baby Spinach
Any fresh vegetables or herbs that you like

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  1. Margie Simaranken

    Beautiful web site.

    1. Jen

      Basically wonderful information contained throughout your site.

  2. Lewellyn

    Sublime.

  3. Mary Bume

    The colors! I just love it. This is such a great idea, Chris! I think I’m going to have to give this a whirl.

  4. Lestr Giss

    I just made a very similar dinner but it didn’t look this pretty. I want to try the edible flowers.

  5. Leila B

    Yaz

  6. Elena Cizu

    This looks delicious.

  7. Jerry lek

    Thank you for this post.

  8. Soor Goimpem

    This is beautiful. It sounds like a lot of work but I want to try it.

  9. roxannecc3

    Chris, these spring rolls looks phenomenal! Love everything about them. These will be one of my first experiments of Spring, for sure. 🙂

  10. Stanleymek

    What a fun new way to indulge in edible flowers! Love it!!

  11. Mikki Sharapov

    Oh, Chris – I was already so excited to make these spring rolls after a friend sent them to me on Pinterest, and am now even more determined to make them after reading your post. Happy Spring to you and your family. ~M

  12. Monaca

    Oh my gosh these look to die for! Seriously, these would just be perfect for Spring tea! Great recipe!! 🙂

  13. Christina

    This is perfect for my mother’s day brunch.

  14. Peter Erup

    Your dish looks delicious and pretty. I would like to try it here where i live in italy.

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