Squash Blossom, Radish & Fenugreek Seed Pod Frittata

I usually water the garden in the evening, but after being away for most of two days I went out this morning before breakfast to water. Most things were looking quite good.fenugreek, radish pod & squash blossom frittata

 

Our first tomato is almost ripe…

fenugreek, radish pod & squash blossom frittata

 

… and the fenugreek plants have put on skinny little seed pods. I wanted to grow fenugreek for the edible foliage but their performance was disappointing in that regard. I had planted turmeric in this bed early in the spring, and fenugreek was planted to occupy the space in the meantime. Now the turmeric is finally coming up to take its place.

Fenugreek is a legume so I figured why not use them as one would green beans and eat the whole pod. Fenugreek seeds are known for their bitterness so I picked just a few young pods to flavor our breakfast and to see how they are as a vegetable..

fenugreek, radish pod & squash blossom frittata

fenugreek, radish pod & squash blossom frittata

 

I usually let a few radishes go to seed for the young seed pods. They are juicy and crunchy and have a sweet and peppery flavor. Like young peas, they are great to snack on while relaxing in the garden – no washing required. I like them better than radishes themselves, and picked a few to go with breakfast.

fenugreek, radish pod & squash blossom frittata

fenugreek, radish pod & squash blossom frittata

fenugreek, radish pod & squash blossom frittata

 

With the abundance of squash blossoms right now they may as well be a part of breakfast too.

fenugreek, radish pod & squash blossom frittata

fenugreek, radish pod & squash blossom frittata

 

A small amount of chopped onion along with the fenugreek and radish seed pods were sautéed.

fenugreek, radish pod & squash blossom frittata

 

Meanwhile chopped squash blossoms were added to the eggs.

fenugreek, radish pod & squash blossom frittata

fenugreek, radish pod & squash blossom frittata

 

The sautéed onion, fenugreek and radish seed pods were mixed in with the eggs, which were then cooked as a frittata / omelet.

fenugreek, radish pod & squash blossom frittata

 

The radish pods stayed a bit crunchy and the fenugreek pods added a wonderful mild flavor that wasn’t at all bitter. The smaller fenugreek pods could be eaten whole like a bean and the older ones scraped between the teeth, as one does with an artichoke, for a pleasant flavor.

fenugreek, radish pod & squash blossom frittata



 


5 thoughts on “Squash Blossom, Radish & Fenugreek Seed Pod Frittata

  1. Garden’s looking good! We just planted our tomatoes, they won’t have fruit ready to pick until late summer. We are still experiencing cold spells in between the sunny periods so have to watch they don’t get caught.

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    1. Thanks. Some of the garden is at its peak and some crops have been harvested and replaced with something else. Other crops are past their prime and need to be replaced. The work never ends. I knew your part of the world is on the damp side but thought the temperatures were milder.

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      1. These days we lurch from scorching hot to cold and wet, hail and snow without much warning although don’t have so much of the extremes of weather we used to have: we haven’t had more than a light flurry of snow for several years and it’s been some time since we had a long hot summer, but it is definitely wetter and windier.

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