A Blooming Garden SaladI had the pleasure of teaching a fabulous floral and cooking class with my good friend Tam Ashworth owner of Isari Flower Studio.  (More on that class in a few!)  This is the floral salad I created.  I love a salad like this at a dinner party!  It doesn’t take much effort to arrange a salad like this and I think it makes such a huge impact for your guests.

Blooming Garden Salad

serves 2

1 head of boston head lettuce

1 organic peach

8 organic strawberries

6 organic blueberries

fresh herbs such as basil, parsley, tarragon, etc.

edible flowers

Stack the lettuce leaves on the plate making a flower shape.  Garnish with the fruit.


1 shallot

1/3 cup apple cider vinegar

a pinch of salt

1/2 tsp. agave nectar or honey

2/3 cup olive oil

Combine all the ingredients in your food processor except olive oil and pulse until the shallot is finely minced.  Stream in your olive oil.  Serve immediately or make sure you stir if ingredients separate.