The scent of rose petals is a sweet and aromatic reminder of springtime and summer.

But rose petal pesto is also a great way to use up some of the springtime vegetables you can’t find in the supermarket.

So, how to make it?

Rose petals are a rich, slightly sticky, fragrant, crunchy, slightly spicy ingredient, but the recipe is simple: Just add a teaspoon of rose and stir until it coats the ingredients and becomes a sticky mess.

And since this pesto tastes like a salad dressing, it’s perfect for a salad, soup, pasta or any meal that needs some crunch.

(For more, see 10 super-easy summer recipes for the sweetest, most flavorful summer food.)

Here are the steps:1.

Wash and chop up a rose and put it in a blender or food processor.

2.

Add some salt and a bit of pepper to taste.3.

Pour the pesto mixture into a saucepan and cook over medium-low heat, stirring frequently until it reaches the desired consistency.4.

Let cool completely before serving.5.

This pesto will also make a great salad dressing.