Nasturtium Poppers


In this appetizer, the nasturtium blossom's sharp, spicy flavor is offset by the lemony herb goat cheese center.

Nasturtium Poppers
Photo: Con Poulos
Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
12 poppers


  • 2 ounce soft goat cheese (chevre)

  • 2 dried tomatoes (not oil packed), very finely chopped

  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary

  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon zest

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 12 edible fresh nasturtium blossoms or other edible blossoms

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Let cheese stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. In a small bowl stir together tomatoes, rosemary, lemon zest, and garlic. Shape cheese into twelve 3/4-inch balls; roll in tomato-herb mixture. Place on plate; cover and chill up to 24 hours. To serve, place each cheese ball in a nasturtium blossom. Drizzle cheese with a small amount of olive oil, avoiding the flower.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

24 Calories
2g Fat
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 24
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 22mg 1%
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 1.1mg 6%
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Potassium 19mg 0%
Folate, total 2.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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