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Under 30 Minutes

Under 30 Minutes

Pickled Rose Petals

  • prep: 5 mins
    total time: 25 mins
  • yield: Makes about 1 cup
Photography: Richard Banks




  • 1 cup lightly packed unsprayed rugosa rose petals (about 1/2 ounce), picked over, gently submerged in water, and drained on paper towels
  • 1 cup white-wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons coarse salt

Cook's Note

Rose Bowl
Pickling rose petals may sound overly precious, but it’s really very easy to do, and the result is lovely -- in flavor and aroma, the petals are floral but not at all perfumy.


  1. Step 1

    Place rose petals in a nonreactive bowl. Bring vinegar, honey, and salt to a simmer in a small saucepan, stirring until salt and honey dissolve. Remove from heat and let cool 5 minutes; pour over rose petals and let cool, about 15 minutes.

Martha Stewart Living, May 2013