Mache Salad with Blackberries and Flowers

Antioxidant-rich raw salad filled with vitamins and minerals.

Not only are edible flowers beautiful, but they also pack a nutritional punch, which is important to me. I like to get the most nutrients-per-dollar in this crazy economy. Edible flowers are loaded with antioxidants, which may help protect against heart disease and cancer. This comes from their bright pigments. Their healthy properties lie in their beauty! Don’t you love that?


  • 4-5 cups mache lettuce
  • 2 carrots, peeled and grated
  • 4 stalks of celery, julienned
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1/3 cup edible flowers
  • Juice from 1/4 orange
  • Tiny bit of black pepper