Marjoram Capers

These pickled buds from a majoram bush are a reminder that herb flowers are both delicious and beautiful.

by Dani Yokhna
Marjoram Capers - Photo by Mark Smrecek (

Deviled eggs are a perfect vehicle for herbs, soft or hard. One version I make uses pickled buds from our marjoram bush. The tiny spheres look like a cross between caviar and capers and taste sweet and briny. They’re reminders that herb flowers are both delicious and beautiful. You don’t have to pickle the flowers, though; they’re often delicious straight from the bud.


  • 1/2 cup marjoram buds
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 T. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. sugar

Pack buds in small heat-safe jar. Boil vinegar, salt and sugar, and pour over buds. Refrigerate capped jar and use in place of capers.

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