Pickled Magnolias

Pickled Magnolias

This is my first time pickling magnolia petals, but since we have a gorgeous bloomer right down the street I decided to knock on our neighbors door and ask to try out my #culinaryherbalism

I got the recipe from one of my favorite websites on culinary herbalism, www.EatWeeds.co.uk, Robin Harford has a wide variety of information available from podcasts, to recipes, to identification videos. Check him out if you get a moment.


  • 1 lb fresh young edible magnolia flowers that have been separated.

  • 1 1/2 cups rice vinegar

  • 1 cup sugar (I have seen other recipes use salt, but I am going with Robin this time around)

  • 1 tsp salt

Pickled Magnolia Flowers Recipe Instructions

Wash and dry the Magnolia flowers with paper towels and put them in a sterilised jar along with the salt.

Mix the rice vinegar and sugar in a pan and bring to a boil. Pour the hot mixture of vinegar and sugar over the Magnolia flowers, allow to cool, then screw a cap on the jar.

Eat the Pickled Magnolia Flowers either when cold or as an accompaniment with salads.

Makes about 1 cup