Why Purslane?

Have you ever tried cooking with purslane? You might be surprised to learn that this often-overlooked plant, sometimes considered a weed, is actually a nutritional powerhouse and can be incredibly tasty. My neighbors from Turkey introduced me to this versatile ingredient, and they taught me how to transform it into a dish that’s even more flavorful than meat. Let me share with you how you can enjoy this healthy and delicious plant right at home.

Purslane is packed with omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins A, C, and E, as well as minerals like magnesium, calcium, and potassium. Not only is it nutritious, but it also has a slightly tangy, lemony flavor and a crisp texture, making it a delightful addition to various dishes. The best part is that it’s incredibly easy to grow and can often be found in gardens and markets.

To create a delicious Turkish-inspired purslane dish, you’ll need:

  • 2 cups of fresh purslane leaves and tender stems
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Lemon juice (optional)


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