Homemade Nasturtium Seed Capers
Nasturtium is my favorite plant, hands down. It’s gorgeous, a great pollinator, a pest trap plant, and entire edible from stem to petal. Even the seeds are edible! I’ve been hearing about how they pickle beautifully into capers, so thought I’d give that a try.
While I was out gathering my seeds (which tend to fall beneath the plant, or grow in pods of three) my daughter came running out, wanting to help. She loved searching and pulling our nasturtium seeds, and this mama heart could hardly take how sweet it was. Little ones with garden tasks make for happy babes and happy moms!
Now, the capers… The recipe could not be more simple!
Homemade Nasturtium Capers
- 1 cup fresh nasturtium seeds (non-dried)
- 1/3 cup vinegar
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Place washed nasturtium seeds into a jar.
- Mix all other ingredients in a pot over medium-high heat until just simmering and sugar is dissolved. I like to stir continuously for a few minutes. Once simmering and about to boil, remove from heat.
- Allow to cool to room temp, then pour over seeds in the jar. Close tightly with a lid and keep in a cool dry cupboard for 1-2 weeks before enjoying your capers and then placing them in the fridge.