Johnny jump ups add some fun and color to this spring salad. I harvested some mescaline mix lettuce out of the kitchen garden and helped myself to some johnny jump up (viola) flowers while I was at it. Yes, these are edible flowers. They have a slightly sweet flavor, but really are just for pretty. In the spring I like to keep my salads light. I might add some grated carrots, peas, chives, jicama and goat cheese. To dress, I think a nice simple oil and balsamic vinegar dressing will be perfect.
This little salad would be lovely for a dinner party, wedding brunch or lunch in the garden. Tonight we are enjoying it for dinner with catfish and sweet potatoes.