Scotch Broom Salad
Cytisus scoparius, more commonly called Scotch Broom
, is an invasive species to the Pacific Northwest.
Many efforts have been launched to eradicate the stout shrub to no avail.
We have a suggestion for the plants use in the mean time, just eat it! Enjoy this modern British Salad recipe featuring Scotch Broom and make the best of a noxious invader.
â€¢ 150g broom flower buds (the flowers before they have fully opened), picked and cleaned
â€¢ 2 large tomatoes, sliced thinly
â€¢ handful of watercress
â€¢ 8 button mushrooms, sliced
â€¢ French dressing
â€¢ Cracked black pepper
Arrange the watercress on a plate and scatter half the broom flowers on top. Arrange the tomatoes in a fan pattern over this, followed by the mushrooms. Scatter the remaining broom flowers over the top, followed by a drizzling of French dressing and the cracked black pepper.
Serve and enjoy!