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Old 07-13-2008, 10:15 AM   #1
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The thread about arugula made me think about purslane.
Do any of you ever collect wild greens for salad? My husband refuses to eat "weeds", but I have tasted the purslane and chickweed that come up in my garden, and they are very tasty, especially purslane, which has a spicy taste something like arugula.

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Old 07-13-2008, 10:22 AM   #2
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My Armenian parents, aunts and uncles introduced me to purslane in a dish made with yogurt and garlic. It was basically a cold purslane and yogurt salad. As a kid growing up, it was an all-time summer favorite. Never had it prepared any other way.

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Old 07-13-2008, 10:53 AM   #3
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I've had purslane before, the restaurant I worked for picked some up at a farmer's market. I wasn't too nuts about it, but alot of people thought it was pretty great.
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Old 07-13-2008, 08:34 PM   #4
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well i learned something, never heard of this. i don't care for agrula and wonder what all the shouting is about.

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Old 09-06-2008, 04:24 PM   #5
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Purslane is good for you too!
It has more omega-3 fatty acids than all other leafy plants.
This is the same omega-3 found mostly in fish.
If it's a weed, well it's a good one.
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Old 09-06-2008, 04:50 PM   #6
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I was looking at recipes, and this one kind of reminded me of what you're describing, Andy.

Purslane Recipes

Here is some interesting information and some more recipes:

Purslane Recipes from Prairieland Community Supported Agriculture (PCSA)

And more recipes that sound really good!


After reading up on it, I'm for sure going to try some. Funny thing...it's already growing in my vegetable garden.
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Old 09-07-2008, 06:13 PM   #7
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Yes, Purslane is nice in salads. Has a sort of citrusy/sour flavor & a crunchy texture.

In fact, in addition to the wild variety that many folks curse as a weed, there are several cultivated varieties including gold & variegated forms. Yes - some people do grow it on purpose - lol!!
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Old 09-23-2008, 11:02 PM   #8
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Tomato and purslane salad is a great thing. With salty sardines! :)

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