Fresh Violas Blend
Choose 50 or 100 blossoms
Viola blossoms offer a somewhat similar look to edible pansies, but are significantly smaller, approximately 1” in diameter. Like pansies, they are one of the more palatable edible flowers, with a minty, slightly grassy flavor.
Their thin, wide blossoms float well in beverages, making them a good choice for garnishing cocktails.
These violas are sold as a mixed color blend - which colors are in the blend vary with availability. Conventional violas can include dark purple, light purple, blue, yellow and orange. Organic violas are sold as a blend of purple and yellow.
Store edible violas in your refrigerator in their plastic clamshells until you’re ready to use them.
RECIPES & TIPS
Violas are one of the more tasty edible flower varieties, making them a particularly good choice as a dessert garnish or addition to salads. Most of their flavor is actually in the green bottoms of the blossom, so separated petals will be more mild.
Some edible flowers may wilt or change color when exposed to vinegar, so if using a vinegar-based dressing on salads containing edible flowers, test it on a few blossoms ahead of time and/or add it at the last second.
Violas float well in liquids, so they’re a great garnish option for cocktails, champagne, etc.