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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Ingredients

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Directions

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

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Nutrition Facts

73 calories; protein 1.7g; carbohydrates 4.2g; dietary fiber 1.3g; sugars 1.9g; fat 5.8g; saturated fat 0.8g; vitamin a iu 991IU; vitamin c 16.5mg; folate 13.2mcg; calcium 39.8mg; iron 1.2mg; magnesium 26.4mg; potassium 349.6mg; sodium 132.6mg.
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