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Penne with Edible Flowers

 Penne with Edible Flowers
Our home economists color a flavorful side dish with pretty purple chive blossoms and the petals of edible flowers. Serve this hot pasta dish with a variety of entrees.
10-12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 1 package (16 ounces) penne pasta
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 6 chive blossoms, broken into florets
  • 3 tablespoons minced chives
  • 1 cup assorted edible flower petals


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small
  • skillet, saute garlic in oil for 1 minute. Drain pasta. In a large
  • bowl, toss the pasta, garlic, tomatoes, parsley, chive blossoms,
  • chives and flowers. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 187 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 27 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.