Homemade nasturtium capers

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  1. Melody Mc.

    Melody Mc. Young Pine

    Feb 4, 2022
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    Interior of Brisith Columbia, Canada
    Last year I had a bumper crop of nasturiums. And many many seeds.

    Although they are not a true caper berry, they have similiar properties. I made a jar of "nasturtium capers" and we really enjoy them.

    They needed soaking and a brine. The end result is so similiar to true capers, that we cannot tell a difference. If anything they have a gentler flavour. Without the soaking and brine they would be very peppery compared to a caper.

    Capers are sometimes expensive to source here unless I go out of town to the city. I'm definitely making them again.

    Has anyone else tried making them?


    They brine for a few days.
    • 3 tbsp course pickling salt
    • 1/2 cups water
    • 1 cup nasturtium green seed pods ( from still on the stem - not fallen or discoloured or they will be tough) separated and cleaned
    And then are pickled.
    • 3/4 cup white vinegar
    • 2 tsp. sugar
    • Sprig of thyme ( apparently you can also use rosemary but I'm not a fan)
    • 1 bay leaf
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  3. mart

    mart Strong Ash

    Mar 31, 2010
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    NE Texas
    I did not know you could do that ! Not that I can grow flowers of any kind but others here can !
    Excellent ! Thanks !

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