Prep 72 hrs
Cook 10 mins
These will add a little spice to your life! The word nasturtium is Latin for nose twister. Everything but the root is edible.The young tender stems and leaves are good in salads, the chopped young leaves are delicious in sandwiches, the blossoms in fruit salads, and minced blossoms can be blended into creamed butter or cheese for use as a spread. A single seed in a cup of tea is delicious!
- 6 tablespoons salt
- 2 cups small ripe green nasturtium buds (about)
- 3 cups white vinegar
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 large mace
- 12 white peppercorns (You can use black)
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 1 dried chili
- Dissolve salt in 4 cups water.
- Soak nasturtium seeds in the mixture for 2 days.
- Drain and rinse with cold water.
- Cover with fresh cold water and let stand for 1 day.
- Drain very well and pack into hot sterilized jars.
- Boil remaining ingredients together for 10 minutes.
- Pour over seeds.
- Cool slightly and seal.
- Let stand for 3 months before using.
- These resemble capers and can be substituted for them.
- Makes about three 1/2 pint jars.