Nanohana with Honey Walnut Miso Sauce

Nanohana with Honey Walnut Miso Sauce

The subtle sweetness of honey in this nutty miso sauce compliments the pleasant bitterness of nanohana.


Nanohana(rape blossoms)
About 100g
1 tablespoon
*Soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon
1 teaspoon
A tad more than 1 teaspoon


1. Toast the walnuts and chop roughly. In a bowl, combine with the rest of the * ingredients.
2. Shred the carrot into 3cm strands and boil until just tender.
3. Wash the nanohana well and cut off the hard ends, then cut into two sections, the buds and the stalks. Keep them separated.
4. In a pot of boiling water, first add the stalks followed by the buds (do not boil for too long). Drain and leave to cool.
5. Toss the nanohana in the walnut miso sauce and serve.

Story Behind this Recipe

A quick vegetable dish made with some nanohana from the allotment. I like using honey in cooking to add a subtle sweetness to food.