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Goldenrod Recipes – Here is a list of recipes on the blog made with the leaves and flowers of the Goldenrod plant (Solidago).
Hi Everyone, let’s celebrate that common, bright yellow, spire-like flower stem that we see in the late Summer, early Fall/Autumn every year in abundance: Goldenrod (Solidago).
I included a list of goldenrod recipes at the end of this post, along with some information about the plant.
Each recipe post in the list has more information on Goldenrod and how it can be used in recipes.
Recipes on the Blog Popular Now
- Dreamy Lemon Lush Dessert Recipe
- Epic Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate
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- Cherry Clafoutis Recipe
- Sesame Chicken
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- Sautéed Garlic Asparagus
- Corned Beef and Cabbage
- Crème Brûlée
- Matcha Green Tea Latte
*Make sure you have a positive ID on the goldenrod if you are new to the herb, I link to a field guide that I use for foraging wild edibles (I use “Northeast Foraging” by Leda Meredith. I also use the Picture This app for plant identification.
What is Goldenrod?
According to Wikipedia:
“Solidago, commonly called goldenrods, is a genus of about 100 to 120 species of flowering plants in the aster family, Asteraceae. Most are herbaceous perennial species found in open areas such as meadows, prairies, and savannas. Wikipedia
Scientific name: Solidago
Higher classification: Astereae
Symbol of: Kentucky, Nebraska”
Have you made any recipes using Goldenrod? Do you have another wild edible or foraged food that you love that you would like to share? I would love to hear what you have made in the comments at the end of the post.
We have a growing number of Wild Edibles and Foraged Food recipes on the blog, be sure to search our archive to check out more recipes.
Enjoy the recipe list below!
Thank you for reading and following along.
Here is a list of recipes on the blog made with the leaves and flowers of the Goldenrod plant.
Goldenrod Tea is a soothing, herbal, late-Summer to Fall hot tea drink. The cut leaves and flowers have a sweet, “anise-like” scent that gives the tea it’s flavor. Enjoy it alone or with honey or your favorite sweetener.
Goldenrod Iced Tea
Goldenrod Iced Tea is a cool, soothing, herbal, late-Summer to Fall cold, tea drink. The cut leaves and flowers have a sweet, “anise-like” scent that gives the tea its flavor. Enjoy it alone or with honey or your favorite sweetener.
Goldenrod Simple Syrup
This Goldenrod Simple Syrup recipe is easy to make with Goldenrod Tea and sugar. Enjoy this herbal, simple syrup in coffee, cocktails, mocktails, and other drinks!
Goldenrod Iced Coffee
Goldenrod Iced Coffee recipe is a sweet, herbal-infused cold, coffee drink. It’s made with fresh-brewed coffee, Goldenrod Simple Syrup made with Goldenrod-Infused Tea, ice, and topped with half-and-half or your favorite creamer.
- This post was originally published on 10/10/2020 and updated and republished on 9/20/2022
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I eat the smaller younger leaves nearest to the flowers, compliments the cherry tomato flavor in my arugula, lemon verbena, french tarragon, spinach salads. I always use freshly cut produce, never dried.