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How to Make an Edible Flower Pizza

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At Flowers You Can Eat, we love showing ideas on how to use edible flowers, and cooking with flowers in creative and interesting ways.

And today, we have something a bit exciting for you—edible flower pizza!

Yep, you heard it right!

We’re taking your favorite comfort food to a whole new level by topping it with beautiful, edible flowers.

Not only will it taste great, but it’ll also make your pizza look like a work of art. By combining the art of pizza-making with the beauty of cooking with edible flowers, we can create visually stunning and delicious masterpieces

So, let’s get into the world of gourmet pizza toppings and explore the wonders of floral cuisine!

Pizza with Edible Flowers

In recent years, there has been a surge in the popularity of gourmet pizza toppings. People are looking for new flavors, textures, and visual appeal to change up their pizza experience.

Pizza with edible flowers provides a delightful addition to traditional toppings, adding a touch of elegance and sophistication to each slice.

Floral cuisine has become captivating, as cooking with flowers not only increases the visual wow but also gives a range of unique flavors that will enhance the pizza experience.

How can you resist a plate that looks so exciting!

pizza base without edible flowers
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Look how much more enticing this pizza slice looks with edible flowers!

This pizza has rocket leaves with mustard flowers, borage, violas and fuchsia flowers.

pizza with edible flowers
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Best Edible Flowers for Pizza Toppings

Now, before we get into the fun of making your edible flower pizza, let’s talk about the stars of this show—the edible flowers themselves.

Top Picks for Edible Flower Pizza Toppings



These vibrant flowers come in shades of red, orange, and yellow and have a peppery, slightly spicy flavor. They add a zing to your pizza, especially when paired with ingredients like goat cheese and arugula (otherwise known as rocket).

Pineapple Sage

pineapple sage edible

Imagine the scent of pineapples mixed with a hint of citrus. That’s pineapple sage for you! Its red flowers are as beautiful as they are tasty. Try it with grilled pineapple and prosciutto for a tropical twist.

Blue Salvia

blue salvia edible

These stunning blue-purple flowers will make your pizza pop. They have a slightly minty and floral taste that pairs beautifully with savory ingredients like roasted veggies and grilled chicken.


edible calendula

With its vibrant orange and yellow petals, calendula brings a tangy, slightly spicy flavor to the table. It’s perfect for Mediterranean-inspired pizzas or ones with roasted peppers and feta cheese.

Sunflower Petals

sunflower edible

Crunchy and nutty, sunflower petals add a delightful texture to your pizza. They’re great with fresh tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella, giving your pizza that extra “wow” factor.

Zucchini and Cucumber Flowers

zucchini flower

For a refreshing twist, try zucchini or cucumber flowers. They have a subtle cucumber taste that pairs well with light and fresh toppings like ricotta cheese and lemon zest.

Pansies and Violas

Pansy edible

These delicate flowers come in a variety of colors and patterns and have a mild flavor. They’re super versatile and can be used on any pizza, adding a touch of elegance and delicacy to each bite.



Borage flowers are the blues that will make your pizza sing. They have a refreshing cucumber taste, making them a great addition to seafood toppings or as a bright accent on a simple margherita pizza.

Society Garlic and Chives

society garlic

For a savory  kick, try society garlic or chive blossoms. They add a subtle garlic or onion flavor, respectively, making them a hit with ingredients like mushrooms, caramelized onions, or roasted garlic.

Mustard Flowers

mustard flowers edible

Yellow mustard flowers have a pleasantly spicy and tangy taste, similar to mustard greens. It pairs exceptionally well with pizzas that feature bold and robust flavors, such as pepperoni or prosciutto, and strong cheeses like Gorgonzola. The slight bitterness of the flowers helps cut through the richness of these ingredients, creating a well-balanced and flavorful bite.

You can use try using any of the edible flowers that you have available but it’s best to do a quick taste test before using them on your edible flower pizza.

Most edible flowers have a delicate taste, making them suitable for a wide range of pizzas but there are others like some mentioned above which have stronger aromatic flavors.

How to Cook an Edible Flower Pizza

Making pizza at home has never been easier.

Simply prepare your pizza dough or use a store-bought base, add your desired toppings (don’t put your edible flowers on yet), and cook the pizza for the recommended time.

In just a few minutes, you’ll have a delicious pizza ready to decorate with your edible flowers.

Here are a few cooking options that are easily available:

Electric Pizza Maker

If you’re looking for convenience, a counter top pizza maker is ideal.

This Courant  Pizza Maker has great reviews and doubles up as a grill for cooking and heating a myriad of other items as well.

Kitchen Oven with Pizza Stone

You can of course cook a pizza in your kitchen oven.

Preheat your oven with a pizza stone inside to ensure even heat distribution on the stone. This will provide the best surface for cooking your pizza and ensure the bottom of the pizza base is nicely cooked. Then place the pizza onto the stone and cook for the recommended time. 

Hans Grill Pizza Stones can be used for both oven-baking and the BBQ.

BBQ with a Hood, and a Pizza Stone

Fire up the BBQ and place the pizza stone inside the hood for even heat distribution. Once the required heat has been achieved, then add your pizza with base ingredients and cook for a few minutes.

You will need a BBQ with a hood such as the Weber Q1000 Liquid Propane Grill.

Outdoor Wood-Fired or Gas-Fired Pizza Oven

If you have access to an outdoor pizza oven, you’re in for a treat. These ovens provide an authentic and unique cooking experience.

There are some fantastically convenient and easy-to-use pizza ovens available these days, which are multi-fuel and will operate with either wood or gas.

Check out the reviews on this neat little oven the Ooni Karu 12 Multi Fired Outdoor Pizza Oven 

How to make your Edible Flower Pizza

Making pizza at home has never been easier.

Simply prepare your pizza dough or use a store-bought base, add your desired toppings (don’t put your edible flowers on yet), and cook the pizza for the recommended time.

In just a few minutes, you’ll have a delicious pizza ready to decorate with your edible flowers.

cooking with edible flowers


  • Pizza dough or pre-made pizza bases
  • Tomato sauce or pesto
  • Cheese of your choice (I leave the cheese out when I’m using edible flowers, as the taste tends to be overpowering)
  • Assorted edible flowers of your choice
  • Additional toppings of your preference (e.g., fresh tomatoes, basil, arugula, mushrooms, etc.)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Recipe Method:

  1. Preheat your oven or pizza maker as per the manufacturer’s instructions.
  2. Roll out the pizza dough or use pre-made pizza bases according to the desired thickness.
  3. Spread tomato sauce or pesto evenly over the dough, leaving a small border around the edges.
  4. Sprinkle grated mozzarella cheese or your preferred cheese evenly over the sauce.
  5. Add your selected toppings, (NOT including the edible flowers), distributing them evenly across the pizza.
  6. Drizzle a little olive oil over the top and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Transfer the pizza to the preheated oven or pizza maker and cook according to the manufacturer’s instructions or until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly and melted.
  8. Once cooked, remove the pizza from the oven or pizza maker and let it cool for a few minutes.

For a final touch, place your edible flowers on top of the cooked pizza for a brighter and more visually appealing finish. You can also add a handful of fresh rocket or other leafy greens to convey a garden theme.

Slice the pizza and serve it hot. Enjoy the unique flavors and the visual delight of your edible flower topped pizza creation!

Try Different Combinations of Edible Flower Pizza Toppings

Now that you have discovered the wonderful world of edible flower pizza, why not experiment with different combinations of toppings of edible flowers?

edible flowers for pizzas

Edible flower pizzas offer a unique and visually stunning dining experience, it’s like having a garden party on your plate!.

With a touch of creativity and a sprinkle of floral magic, you’ll create a new level of  pizza experience and one that you’ll have great fun doing.

Remember, edible flower pizza is not only a feast for the senses but also a celebration of nature’s beauty and the art of culinary innovation.

Enjoy experimenting with different combinations of edible flowers on your next pizza!

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