Don’t cut those weeds in your yard! If you see purple or blue violet flowers pick them to make these fun and delicious recipes. Violets are edible flowers that grow wild throughout the world.
You can find violets blooming in springtime and they are easily identifiable by their 5-petalled flowers and dark green heart-shaped leaves. Look for them growing in fertile soil in meadows, pastures, lawns, and at the edges of wooded areas.
Click through to explore the different ways you can use violets in your kitchen this spring.
5 Wild Violet Recipes to Make This Spring
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Wild Violet Syrup and Color-Changing Violet Lemonade
A springtime delight! Turn beautiful purple edible wild violets into violet syrup and then watch it magically turn pink when mixed with lemon juice for the best lemonade of your life!!!
Wild Violet Sugar
Learn how to turn edible wild violets into delicious violet sugar for decorating baked goods like cakes, cookies, muffins, and scones. All you need are violets and sugar to make this easy recipe!
Wild Violet Lemon Poppy Seed Cake
Delicious moist and fluffy lemon poppy seed cake with Swiss buttercream frosting becomes a canvas for foraged and pressed wild violets to create this beautiful spring-inspired edible flower cake!
Wild Violet Jelly
Learn how to make a beautiful purple violet jelly from the flower petals of edible wild violets.
Learn how to make beautiful candied wild violets with 3 simple ingredients! Aside from eating them like candy, sugared violets make a lovely garnish for cakes and other desserts. This simple recipe is a fun weekend project to do with kids too!
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