False Capers (Pickled Nasturtium Seeds)

Nasturtium flowers are edible and look so good in green salads.

Nasturtium flowers are edible and look so good in green salads.

Capers are expensive so I was very happy to come across this recipe using nasturtium seeds. They do not taste exactly like capers but have a goodness all of their own. As far as slow food goes this is ideal, as you are growing it locally,preserving it yourself and using it in your food. Read more about the medicinal use of nasturtiums ……

*harvested green seeds of nasturtium plants
*2 cups of white wine vinegar
*1 medium onion finely sliced
*2 cloves of garlic crushed
*20-30ml of sugar
*15ml of pickling spice (can be found on market shelf)
*10ml dill or fennel seeds
*pinch of salt

-Heat the vinegar, onion, garlic, salt and spices till boiling.
-Add the green seeds and simmer for 20-30 minutes.
-Preserve for future usage in sterilised glass jars.

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