Rose Recipes

Find fun recipes that use rose petals and rose hips to add a delicious floral flavor to your meals.

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Rose Hip Freezer Jam

Rating: 4.88 stars
The rose hips in this jam are uncooked so the jam tastes fresh and sweet; it retains its bright rosy-orange color. The hardest part is seeding the hips which can be sticky, but so worth it! Use wild or cultivated rugosa roses that haven't been sprayed with pesticide; pick them in the fall when they are bright red. I adapted my recipe from one in a Euell Gibbons field guide.

Rose Petal Jam

Rating: 4.15 stars
A delightfully sweet tart jam. An extraordinary gift for any occasion.

Lebanese White Coffee

The non-coffee, after-meal drink. White coffee isn't coffee at all. It is a simple mixture of hot water, orange blossom water, and flavored honey.

Chef John's Nasturtium Butter

Rating: 5 stars
If the thought of making a flavored butter with flowers from the backyard sounds kind of crazy, think again. Nasturtium petals have an interesting, but very subtle radish flavor that works perfectly in this colorful compound butter.

Rose Petal Cookies

Rating: 5 stars
These cookies feature both rose water and dried rose petals for a delicate rose flavor and pretty pink flecks in each bite.

Karak Chai

I found this tea on a recent trip to the UAE but have learned that it is popular all over the Middle East. Roughly translated, karak chai means 'strong tea'. It differs from Masala chai by using fewer spices, slightly stronger tea, evaporated milk, and lump sugar. I make up a big batch in the morning and drink it throughout the day. It's nice chilled or reheated.

Mahalabia (Lebanese Cardamom Pudding)

Rating: 4 stars
This delicious Lebanese milk pudding is flavored with cardamom, which gives it a unique taste. If you cannot find cardamom extract, let a few crushed cardamom pods steep in the hot milk for several minutes until fragrant.

Lentils and Buckwheat Salad To Go (Gluten-Free)

Rating: 4.5 stars
I needed a nourishing and complete meal-in-one that I could take with me on the go. I prepare this the day before I travel and put it in the fridge overnight. It has a great flavor that, when left to sit at room temperature, bursts through even more. The spinach leaves are sturdy and resilient so don't wilt as would lettuce. I hope you like it.

Rose Petal Sauce for Hens

Rating: 4 stars
Like Water for Chocolate? This rose petal sauce works great on Cornish hens or even chicken. Just prepare hens by method of choice - I bake them with salt and freshly ground pepper-

Mini Coconut Cupcakes with Passion Fruit Icing

Rating: 4.5 stars
Passion fruit infuses the icing with real tropical flavor. Garnish the icing with more shredded coconut, if desired.

Rose Pavlova Cakes

Rating: 5 stars
Try out these rose-flavored pavlova mini cakes for any celebration or holiday. You can store them in an airtight container for several days (without whipping cream) and decorate them whenever you want.

Rose Hip Iced Tea

Rose hips make a refreshingly delicious iced tea and are naturally high in vitamin C and antioxidants. You can use dried rose hips as stated here, or simply use four rose hip tea bags in place of the 4 tablespoons rose hips.

Inspiration and Ideas

Lentils and Buckwheat Salad To Go
This make-ahead salad with spinach, beets, and carrots is tossed with a flavorful dressing of crushed rose petals, coriander, turmeric, and cider vinegar.
Minted Rosemary Rose Cocktail
See how to make this refreshing cucumber-vodka cocktail. Muddle fresh rose petals with the rosemary and mint, if desired.

Kookoo Sabzi (Fresh Herb Frittata)

Rating: 5 stars

The bunches upon bunches of green herbs that take over our kitchen table on a regular basis are mixed here with a few eggs and spices for a fragrant, fresh, and vibrant kookoo sabzi. Use this recipe as a guide for all the greens and spices that can be thrown in.