Every week we pull together some great Canadian recipes from Canadian food bloggers around the web featuring one main ingredient or dish. This week, we have 15 delicious recipes that incorporate  edible flowers!

collage of dishes decorated with flowers

When it comes to flowers at the dinner table, you could go the traditional way and have a lovely centre piece or... you could surprise your guests by adding them to meal!

We've talked about cooking with Dandelions before what about other ways to cook with edible flowers? There are so many edible flower options that you can try that will not only fill your dishes with unexpected and delicious flavours, but will also make them look so beautiful that your fellow diners will be seriously impressed!

If you need ideas, check out the 15 recipes for cooking with flowers that we've put together. They show easy ways to incorporate petals, stems, leaves and scents into your everyday dishes.

Cooking With Flowers

By Food Bloggers of Canada

  • No Bake Lilac Blueberry Cheesecake

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    Turn a plain cheesecake into an epic symphony of sophistication with this [No Bake Lilac Blueberry Cheesecake](https://cultureatz.com/no-bake-lilac-blueberry-cheesecake/). Lilac? Oh yes! It is subtle, wonderful and makes the cake an eternal spring classic! From **CulturEatz**.

  • Rose Infused Cherry Gin Fizz

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    [Rose Infused Cherry Gin Fizz](https://justinecelina.com/rose-infused-cherry-gin-fizz/) is a feminine, fruity and lightly floral cocktail that combines cherry gin with Prosecco, a splash of fresh lemon juice and a rose & pink peppercorn infused honey simple syrup. From **Justine Celina**.

  • Fermented Pickles with Green Tea and Dill Flowers

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    These [Fermented Pickles with Green Tea and Dill Flowers](https://yangsnourishingkitchen.com/fermented-pickles-dill-flowers-green-tea/) are naturally preserved, deliciously tangy and probiotic. This is a great recipe to make in the summer months when the pickling cucumbers are in season. From **Yang's Nourishing Kitchen**.

  • Lavender Lemonade

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    [Lavender Lemonade](https://thefoodblog.net/lavender-lemonade-lemonade-recipe/) is a delicious way to use the purple herb, which has a sweet-sour flavour similar to caraway seeds. From **The Food Blog**.

  • Strawberry Elderflower Scone Cake

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    Beautiful elderflower and seasonal fruits taste perfect together in this [Vegan Strawberry Elderflower Scone Cake](https://www.occasionallyeggs.com/2017/06/strawberry-elderflower-scone-cake.html). This is a stunning dessert that's surprisingly easy to make. From **Occasionally Eggs**.

  • Spring Salad with Microgreens, Blackberries and Walnuts

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    Using edible flowers is a nice way to elevate this [Spring Salad](https://www.slicedginger.com/home/2017/6/7/blackberry-microgreen-salad-w-walnuts-and-goat-cheese?rq=Edible%20flowers) into something a little more special. They add a dash of colour and freshness that makes a great garnish for just about any dish. From **Sliced Ginger**.

  • Elderflower Cordial

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    This [Elderflower Cordial](https://www.baconismagic.ca/canada/elderflower-cordial-recipe/) recipe is amazing with a bit of vodka and cranberry juice. For a non-alcoholic treat, you can add the cordial to sparkling water. From **Bacon Is Magic**.

  • Grapefruit Lavender Spring Blossom Cocktail

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    The natural tartness of the grapefruit in this [Grapefruit Lavender Spring Blossom Cocktail](https://www.cookinginmygenes.com/grapefruit-lavender-spring-blossom-cocktail/) is very refreshing, and when paired with a touch of lavender it’s a beautiful harmony of flavours. The perfect drink for celebrating Spring. From **Cooking In My Genes**.

  • Thandai: Spicy Milkshake for the Colour Festival Holi

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    Holi is celebrated by applying coloured powder on friends and relatives, dances and, of course, food. The highlight is the cooler drink [Thandai](http://www.cookingsutra.com/thandai-spicy-milk-shake-for-the-colour-festival-holi-dairy-free-option/). Nuts, seeds, peppercorns, saffron, rose petals are blended together and the mix is then infused into chilled milk. From **Cooking Sutra**.

  • Honey and Rose Broiled Grapefruit

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    This [Honey and Rose Broiled Grapefruit](https://sweetlizzy.ca/honey-and-rose-broiled-grapefruit/) takes less than 10 minutes to prepare from start to finish and it has a beautiful, subtle hint of rose that comes across as super fancy. From **Sweet Lizzy**.

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