Chamomile Salsa


 Some wild chamomile is stronger than others depending on age and where they were found. I found mine in the garden today and it had done well after a three-day rain. There are several uses for chamomile. Here are some to try.

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Chamomile Salsa with Taco Chips

I was having homemade salsa this evening so I added 1 tablespoon of the chamomile, finely chopped, to my 1/2 c. of salsa. It gave it a ‘cilantro’ like taste, and a pretty green touch.

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Fresh Wild Chamomile adds flavour

 

 

 

Chamomile is helpful for many conditions, but is best known for its ability to help with anxiety and insomnia. For adults, it’s most commonly taken as a steeped tea made with the dried flowers.

 

You can crush dried flower heads or mash fresh flower heads into oatmeal. Start by browning some butter in a pan, adding some oat flakes and then some flowers and make it toasty. From there, add water or milk to make the oatmeal. Chamomile is good used in fruit flavoured foods like jams, ice cream, syrups, and even french toast.

Soon I’ll be growing the weeds in rows and pulling out the tame vegetables….no, on second thought, I like them both. Tame vegetables in rows with useful weeds between the rows works for me.

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5 Responses to “Chamomile Salsa”

  1. Naomi says:

    What is the scientific name for chamomile? Is this the same plant that is considered a noxious weeds in Alberta?
    They make great tea. I’ve never tried to use them in any other way.

    • sherry says:

      I don’t know a scientific name but it’s not the noxious scentless chamomile (the bad one looks lot like a wild daisy with a flower center that’s round like a half of a ball and it’s petals turn towards the ground) I am talking about the wild version that you can make tea from.

    • sherry says:

      It’s also known as Pineapple weed.

  2. Naomi says:

    Yes! Pineapple weed. It’s the one that will grow in driveways etc. I love it for tea.
    Do you like it in salsa?

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