Chestnut Herbal School

Wild Greens Bagel

Written and Photographed by Juliet Blankespoor

Wild greens bagel recipe.

Wild greens bagel recipe.

One of my favorite breakfast dishes; a heart-friendly, wild foods/herbal version of the classic toasted bagel—Violet leaves and flowers and chickweed greens with a raw garlic olive oil sauce atop a whole grain bagel. Both chickweed and violets are rich in anti-oxidant vitamins and the violet flowers are colored by bio-flavanoids. Both wild greens also contain soluble fiber (like oatmeal, barley, most beans, prickly pear, okra, etc.), which helps to remove excess cholesterol from the body. I find that liberal olive oil mixed with raw garlic helps to mellow the garlic’s intensity and reduces heat symptoms in the digestive system, such as heartburn or indigestion.

Wild Greens Bagel Recipe

This recipe is a heart-healthy twist on the classic toasted bagel featuring violet leaves and flowers, chickweed greens, and homemade medicinal garlic sauce served on a whole grain bagel. 
Course Snack
Yield 1 bagel


  • 1 Whole grain bagel
  • Handful of wild greens
  • Handful of violet leaves and flowers
  • 1 Tablespoon Homemade Medicinal Garlic Sauce (Recipe here)


  • Gather wild greens (such as chickweed), violet leaves and flowers.
  • Slather both sides of a toasted bagel with Homemade Medicinal Garlic Sauce.
  • Top bagel with wild greens, violet leaves and flowers.


Olive oil mixed with raw garlic helps to mellow the garlic’s intensity and reduces heat symptoms in the digestive system, such as heartburn or indigestion.
Keyword Bagel, Garlic, Violet
Tried this recipe or have questions?Leave a comment!

Meet The Green Mastermind Behind Blog Castanea

Juliet Blankespoor

JULIET BLANKESPOOR is the founder, primary instructor, and Creative Director of the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine, an online school serving thousands of students from around the globe. She's a professional plant-human matchmaker and bonafide plant geek, with a degree in botany and over 30 years of experience teaching and writing about herbalism, medicine making, and organic herb cultivation. Juliet’s lifelong captivation with medicinal weeds and herb gardening has birthed many botanical enterprises over the decades, including an herbal nursery and a farm-to-apothecary herbal products business. 

These days, she channels her botanical obsession through her writing and photography in her online programs, on her personal blog Castanea, and in her new book, The Healing Garden: Cultivating and Handcrafting Herbal Remedies. Juliet and her family reside in a home overrun with houseplants and books in Asheville, North Carolina.

Interested in becoming a contributor?


© Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine and, 2011-2024. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine and with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Learn more about cultivation, identification, and uses for medicinal herbs in our 1,000-hour Herbal Immersion Program, which is the most comprehensive handcrafted online herbal course out there.


0 thoughts on “Wild Greens Bagel

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

You may use these HTML tags and attributes:

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>