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. Source: EatingWell Magazine, March 2020

Jen Rose Smith


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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

73 calories; 5.8 g total fat; 0.8 g saturated fat; 133 mg sodium. 350 mg potassium; 4.2 g carbohydrates; 1.3 g fiber; 2 g sugar; 1.7 g protein; 991 IU vitamin a iu; 16 mg vitamin c; 13 mcg folate; 40 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 26 mg magnesium;