Purslane is a nutrient-packed green with a bright, lemony flavor and delicate crunch. Many gardeners in the U.S. consider it a weed, but Cypriots use it to make refreshing salads. If it isn't growing in your own yard, try calling a local vegetable farmer, who might be pleased to give some away, or you can order it from melissas.com or chefs-garden.com. Watercress makes a peppery substitute in this simple salad recipe.

Jen Rose Smith
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March 2020


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Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk oil, vinegar and salt in a large bowl. Add purslane (or watercress), tomatoes, cucumber and mint. Toss to combine.


Nutrition Facts

72.8 calories; protein 1.7g 3% DV; carbohydrates 4.2g 1% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 1.3g 5% DV; sugars 1.9g; fat 5.8g 9% DV; saturated fat 0.8g 4% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 991IU 20% DV; vitamin c 16.5mg 27% DV; folate 13.2mcg 3% DV; calcium 39.8mg 4% DV; iron 1.2mg 7% DV; magnesium 26.4mg 9% DV; potassium 349.6mg 10% DV; sodium 132.6mg 5% DV.