Egg and Marigold Snack

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Egg and marigold snack is a fun and colourful alternative to egg mayonnaise.

Remember to wash your hands thoroughly!

Serves: 2


  • 4 eggs
  • 4 teaspoons mayonnaise
  • A handful fresh marigold (calendula) petals
  • Your favourite wholemeal bread

You will also need:

  • An apron
  • A large plastic bowl
  • A teaspoon
  • A fork
  • A saucepan


  1. Hard boil 4 eggs. (Please ask for adult help.) Place the eggs in a saucepan and fill with cold water until the eggs are covered by the water. Bring the water to boil then turn off the heat. Put a lid on and leave the eggs in the water for 10/15 minutes.Chill the eggs in cold water to make them easy to peel. Then peel the shell off.
  2. Mash up the eggs with the fork in the bowl.
  3. Add the mayonnaise and mix well with the fork.
  4. Wash the marigold flowers, then pull off the petals into the bowl and stir them in.
  5. Serve in a wholemeal sandwich or with rye or pitta bread.
  6. Decorate your plate with extra marigold petals to make it look beautiful!
Parents – If you try this recipe with your child, I’d love to hear from you. Tweet me a photo, share it on the Handy Herbs Facebook page or pin it to your recipe board! sign
Ethan & Evelyn
A Cornish Mum
You Baby Me Mummy
The Freerange Family
Mom Explores

12 thoughts on “Egg and Marigold Snack

    1. Thanks – calendula flowers are easy to grow either in the garden or in a pot on a sunny windowsill. Winter is not a good time to be growing them but next spring would be and they bloom through to autumn 🙂

  1. What a great idea! My girls would love this, they really enjoy egg mayonaise with cress so this would make a great change! Thankyou so much for sharing this with #busydoinglife, it’s great to have you!

    1. Thanks, Claire. Calendula are fun to use in cooking. They have long lasting blooms but winter is not the best time for the flowers to grow.

  2. I totally didn’t know you could eat marigold…I am sure I sound like a ditz. Haha. This is interesting….I want to try this with my kiddos for lunch now. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I’ve definitely never tried this before! I’m beginning to think that when we’ve finally finished the garden building work that I should plant all edible flowers!
    Thanks for linking up to #Picknmix
    Stevie x

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