Violet Salad Recipe

This Violet Salad Recipe uses wild edible violets to create this satisfying dish.

This Violet Salad Recipe is made using edible food from the wild.

This Violet Salad Recipe is made using edible food from the wild.

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Learn about this Violet Salad Recipe and how you can use this free wild food in a nutritious, delicious recipe.

Violet Salad Recipe

Violets can be used in salads. Cut up leaves — blossoms and all — and mix them into any salad. Or chop leaves and stems only and wilt them in bacon grease over a low fire . . . or just go out in the violet patch and sit down and eat the blooms. Anyway you do it, you'll be getting a prodigious dose of ascorbic acid and vitamin A.


Read more about finding wild edible foods: Foraging for Wild Edible Food.