Nasturtium Capers Recipe

You can pickle young nasturtium seedpods and use them as capers in recipes.

Winter 2016-2017

  • Green pods are perfect for transforming into these spicy nasturtium capers.
    Photo by Flickr Commons/John Hritz

Total Hands-On Time: 30 min

Cook Time: 30 min

Yield: 1/2 cup capers

Nasturtium seedpods must be soft and young to be pickled into capers — mature, yellowish ones are beyond culinary use. Hunt for young pods attached to stems under the foliage. This recipe is inspired by The Herbfarm Cookbook by Jerry Traunfeld and The CSA Cookbook by Linda Ly.

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