Purslane | CUESA

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Although purslane is considered a weed in many places, it is not only edible, but very nutritious. It contains more Omega-3 fatty acids than any other leafy vegetable plant and adds a nice crunch to a salad.

In Season

April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November

Recipes with Purslane

Fattoush (Lebanese Toasted Pita Bread Salad)

Joyce Goldstein, Inside the California Food Revolution

Chilled Cucumber, Purslane, and Buttermilk Soup

Michelle McKenzie, 18 Reasons

Purslane Salad with Cherries and Honey Almonds

Elianna Friedman, CUESA’s Market Chef

Articles about Purslane

August 08, 2008

Wild Wild Greens

From purslane to miner’s lettuce, wild greens are safe and tasty when they grow on organic farms.


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