So I got given a box of rose petals. I had no idea what to do with them until the Waitrose Weekend Newspaper thing offered a few suggestions. One of them was to sprinkle them over a beetroot salad, so I duly accepted. I'm not sure that the rose petals added anything taste wise but they were very pretty!
Beetroot and Lentil Salad with Rose Petals
60g dried puy lentils
1 medium beetroot, cooked and cut into chunks
25g feta or goat's cheese, crumbled
parsley, tarragon, basil, chopped
1 tbsp rose petals
Cook the lentils according to packet instructions and leave to cool.
When the lentils are cool, mix with the beetroot.
Put the salad leaves into a bowl and top with the lentils and beetroot. Sprinkle over the cheese followed by the herbs and rose petals. Pour over some french dressing and serve. If you are using a lunchbox to take to work, then pack the dressing separately and pour over the salad just before eating.