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Old 08-24-2008, 03:16 PM   #1
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Anybody use Purslane?

For years, I have waged a valiant, albeit losing battle with purslane-in my garden, in my yard, basically anywhere on my property that isn't concrete.

I was reading an article in "Sunset" magazine, and in it they talked about using purslane in salads!!

Has anyone ever tried it? I mean, try as I might I can't seem to kill it, so I may as well eat it!!

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Old 08-24-2008, 03:37 PM   #2
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My parents used to make a salad with cooked purslane and yogurt.
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Old 08-24-2008, 05:20 PM   #3
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sorry i don't even know what it is. babe
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Old 08-24-2008, 05:59 PM   #4
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Never used it personally, however I have some links for you:

http://www.epicurious.com/tools/sear...ecipeGroup=epi

7 Recipes Including:
PURSLANE AND PARSLEY SALAD
PURSLANE, MEYER LEMON, AND PEAR SALAD WITH KAFFIR LIME VINAIGRETTE
GRILLED ZUCCHINI SALAD WITH PURSLANE AND TOMATO


Hope those help.

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Old 08-24-2008, 06:43 PM   #5
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I've eaten it - although always raw, never cooked. It has a crunchy, somewhat sour/lemony flavor & is nice added to mixed salads. There are actually a number of domesticated cultivars available with somewhat larger leaves & supposedly less invasive habits.
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Old 08-24-2008, 09:03 PM   #6
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I'm not nuts about it, but yes, it's edible. May as well use it if you have it.
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Old 08-24-2008, 09:45 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone-I'll give it a try and let you know!!
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Old 08-29-2008, 12:05 PM   #8
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I've tasted it, and Breezy's description is pretty acurate.
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Old 09-04-2008, 05:14 PM   #9
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A few years ago I had some in a hanging pot. Seeds got out and I have it everywhere also. I tried it and nastriums in salads. I thought it was fine but the family did not.
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