Use these tips on how to prepare and eat clover to add this common plant to your diet.
Do you love the sight of clover blossoms popping up in your yard? Clover blossoms come in all sorts of colors from soft pink to purple, to white and are quite pleasing to the eye. But did you know they can be pleasing to the palette too? Take a look below at how to prepare and eat clovers, as they are safe to dine on and can make for a fun treat.
How to Harvest Clover
First, let’s talk about what you should look for when picking clovers. Look for clover blossoms and their greenery in areas that have not been treated with fertilizers or chemicals of any kind. The blossoms should be fresh and not wilted or browned. They should be bright in color and free from any signs of damage. Once you find such plants, pick them and get ready to prepare them.
How to Prepare Clover
1. Begin by rinsing the clovers with cool water. You do not need to use a cleanser of any kind. It may be easier to put the clovers in a strainer of some type and rinse that way.
2. Lay the clovers and clover blossoms on a paper towel to dry. You can place a second paper towel on top of the clovers and press to remove any excess moisture.
How to Serve Clover Blossoms and Leaves
You can now place the blossoms and leaves in fresh salads of your choice. Add the fresh greens and blossoms directly to salads and sprinkle with vinaigrette.
You can freeze the blossoms and greenery in ice cubes to fancy up beverages.
To serve the clover blossoms warm, dust them with flour and pan fry them in oil. They actually crisp up and make for crunchy bite-sized snack. It is best to serve just the blossoms this way as the greenery does not taste very well when cooked.
So why eat clover? Clovers actually contain a great number of nutrients. They are high in protein and beta carotene. They also have vitamins B as well as C. As you can see, they are quite a healthy treat and right at your fingertips.
Gather some clovers and give these tips on preparing and eating them a try!