Nasturtium Sandwiches

If you consider that nasturtiums and watercress are relatives, this sandwich might seem almost traditional!

nasturtium or watercress leaves
virgin olive oil
salt
unsalted butter
wheat or white bread
nasturtium petals, petals separated from the calyxes

Nasturtium plants are prolific, so choose the smallest, most tender leaves. Wash and dry them, removing the stems, and lightly chop the leaves. Dress them with a little oil and lemon juice. Salt lightly. Spread a thin layer of butter over the bread, cover with the dressed nasturtium petals and dressed leaves. Top with another slice of bread. Cut the sandwiches into triangles and serve.

The Savory Way, Deborah Madison