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Old 07-31-2013, 05:02 PM   #1
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Purslane

It grows like crazy around here, and most consider it a weed. I pulled a bunch, and remembered seeing recipes for it, mostly in salads, though it can also be cooked and used like spinach or in soups. I tasted some, it's really good! Farmers markets sell it. Anyone ever tried it?
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Old 07-31-2013, 05:43 PM   #2
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There is a recipe of Armenian origin that includes purslane, yogurt and garlic as a cold dish. I used to love it as a kid but never see it anymore.
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Old 07-31-2013, 05:47 PM   #3
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I have two tiny purslane plants growing between my patio stones. I plan to move them to where they can grow better. I haven't tried any recipes, but I tasted it last year and like it.
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Old 07-31-2013, 05:48 PM   #4
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There is a recipe of Armenian origin that includes purslane, yogurt and garlic as a cold dish. I used to love it as a kid but never see it anymore.
This sounds good! Thanks, Andy, I have the ingredients! It would be kinda like tsatsiki?
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It grows wild all over here around the gardens. I told DH about it, he is refusing to try it. So I guess it's all mine!
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This sounds good! Thanks, Andy, I have the ingredients! It would be kinda like tsatsiki?
Kinda like...
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Old 07-31-2013, 05:58 PM   #7
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Here's a link to a recipe for jajik, what I described above. -- TheArmenianKitchen.com -- Everything about Armenian food: Armenian Cucumbers: a 3,000 year-old favorite

It's made with cucumber but the purslane version is much better. I believe the purslane needs to be cooked first.
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:06 PM   #9
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I just saw a recipe that included purslane...I'll see if I can dig it up and email it to you.
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:20 PM   #10
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Ive been weeding it out for as long as I can remember. Until one day I went on a nature walk with someone who points out all the edible plants, mushrooms ... When he pointed to that and said it was edible, I thought back on all the fist fulls of it I had thrown out over the years. Now when i see it growing, I leave it alone. Only have used it in salads and occasionally pick on it as I'm out in the garden, never tried cooking with it though, so Im curious to see what recipes or suggestions pop up.
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