Lammas Salad

Stormy Stewart


This is a very colorful and attractive salad that uses several of the herbs and plants that are associated with Lughnasadh.

The edible flowers are a particular feature of this dish and both nasturtium and borage can be grown in large pots outside in your yard or purchased at Meiers in the produce section.

Nasturtium is associated with the sun and with male strength--ideal for Lughnassad. Its Latin name tropaeoleum means "a trophy"; the flowers were said to represent the golden helmet of a Trojan warrior and the leaves his round shield.

Borage is also associated with warriors and was one of the magical herbs of the ancient Celts. Its name is possibly derived from borrach, the Celtic word for a courageous person. Borage was widely cultivated during medieval times.

There was a saying that "a garden without borage is like a heart without courage."

Borage Flowers are rich in omega fatty acid-rich oil.
Thishealing herb is to help people deal with everyday stress and exhaustion, and to nourish and balance the adrenal glands after the use of cortisone or steroids

Nasturtium contain vitamin(s) C, B1, B2, and B3. They also contain iron, calcium, phosphorus and manganese. The oils of the plant contain glucosinolates, carotenoids and flavionoids.All of these compounds have been shown to protect against carcinogenic agents.
It has also been used in the treatment of tuberculosis.

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1 Tbsp
olive oil
1 1/2 c
cooked fresh corn
1/2 c
1/2 c
black olives, pitted and sliced
1 large
apple diced
1 Tbsp
finely chopped fresh herbs (basil, borage leaves, fennel)
1 pinch
black pepper
1/2 c
cucumber diced
nasturtium flowers
1 Tbsp
borage flowers

Directions Step-By-Step

Lightly toss all the ingredients in the olive oil, except the flowers. Pour into a bowl and decorate with the nasturtium flowers and sprinkle with the borage flowers (yes, they are edible!). The nasturtiums have a peppery taste rather reminiscent of watercress. This is a fairly strong-tasting salad, so it is best served with something bland like Lammas chicken

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Salads
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtag: #lammas