20 Purslane Recipes You Never Knew You Needed – Insanely Good
Although it may seem like an annoying weed, these purslane recipes are here to prove that this herbaceous plant deserves pride of place on your table.
If you’ve just discovered that purslane is edible, know that you’re not alone. And in case you’re wondering, it’s a little sour and a little salty.
But it also has a lot of health benefits and requires much less care than other garden vegetables.
So the next time you notice something growing in your garden, grab a basket, let the search for food begin, and try one of these fantastic purslane recipes.
1. Steamed Purslane
If this is your first time trying purslane, I suggest you start with an easy recipe like steamed purslane
It allows you to get a sense of the taste, which is close to spinach and requires little to no effort to prepare.
You’ll cook it with garlic until the stems become tender, which doesn’t take long, so keep an eye on it.
When ready, add a pinch of cotija and a splash of lemon
2. Tomato, cucumber and purslane salad
There is nothing fresher from the garden than this salad
In Mexico, purslane is a common plant known as purslane. It is used in a variety of dishes, including this refreshing Mexican salad.
Add a crunchy, salty touch, as well as a ton of vitamins. And there is no need to add oil to this, all you need is lemon or lime juice.
3. Sicilian purslane salad Purslane
isn’t just a Mexican ingredient; it’s also Italian. And that’s how they launch the Sicilian path.
It’s a wild and rustic salad with a bed of purslane arranged with cherry tomatoes, capers, oil and vinegar
Take a bite and you will notice that the leaves are juicy and crunchy with a mild sour taste
. 4. Purslane Chimichurri
Get creative with your sauces and try something different like this
Purslane adds a lemon and pepper flavor to this brilliant grill favorite
It’s garlic, vinegar and tastes good in almost everything. Try it on flank steak, salmon, and burgers, just to name a few.
5. Sautéed purslane
Need an easy vegetarian side dish full of nutrients? Purslane is where
Give it a quick stir-fry with garlic and a splash of soy sauce until the leaves and stems are tender
Not only is this dish rich in vitamins A and C, but you also get an immunity boost from garlic
Purslane is often compared to spinach and watercress
So you know what that means? You can use it as a substitute in all the best spinach appetizers!
This garlic yogurt sauce has a burst of dill and a lot of purslane
It’s a stellar way to introduce your friends to purslane, and it’s lovely smeared on sandwiches and inner wraps
Don’t let all that purslane you picked up go to waste! Instead, eat what you can and pickle the rest.
Pickling is a very fun way to preserve food, especially when using not-so-typical ingredients.
Before deceiving, be sure to wash the purslane thoroughly. Then mix it in a jar with the brine and let it sit for a few days.
8. Corn salad with purslane All these purslane recipes
make me think of this refreshing
It’s full of summer flavors like tomatoes, corn, and cucumber, and you’ll use enough purslane to enhance the flavor without drowning
it all out.
Dressing this salad doesn’t require much either: a touch of lime and olive oil is all that’s needed
9. Pork chops with purslane This is how pork chops and purslane
comforting homemade Mexican dish
The juicy pork chops are soaked in tomatillo sauce and then simmered with purslane
Of course, it wouldn’t be a proper home-cooked meal without a side of rice and beans
10. Purslane pockets (Lebanese Bakleh
You can even turn purslane into an amazing Lebanese handcake. Bakleh means purslane in Arabic, which is the star of these scaly pockets.
The interior is full of purslane and onion covered in pomegranate molasses and spices.
Since this requires store-bought pastries, these hand cakes are very easy to make. Use dairy-free puff pastry, and they’re vegan too!
11. Spaghetti with Winter Purslane Pesto
When it comes to pesto, why not think outside the box and do it with purslane? The salty and sour taste is perfect for pesto.
The recipe makes it old school with a mortar. But if you don’t have one, a blender or food processor will work fine.
In the meantime, kick-start the pasta, and this quick dinner will be ready in no time
12. Purslane Pizza Purslane
is even a great pizza topping!
When you cook purslane, it tastes like spinach. So you can think of this as spinach, tomato and goat cheese pizza.
And what could be better than that?! Can’t wait to get this ready for our next pizza night.
13. Verdolagas (Purslane in Salsa Verde)
This recipe will revolutionize the way you think of Mexican food. It’s not loaded with cheese or pork, but filled with fresh vegetables.
This vegetarian dish takes sautéed mushrooms, potatoes and purslane and drowns them in homemade green sauce
Next time you’re craving Mexican food, give it a try. I think you will be pleasantly surprised by your new favorite dish.
14. Pork stew with purslane
If you crave Mexican meat food, this pork stew is an excellent choice
Roast tomatoes, garlic and jalapeños for a quick sauce. Then, you will suffocate the pork and purslane with it.
This recipe also calls for epazote, which is an aromatic Mexican herb. If you can’t find any, use cilantro instead.
15. Purslane Herb Salad
This herb salad is an excellent addition to Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine
It has four different types of herbs besides purslane. So it’s very fresh, healthy and acidic, too, thanks to apple cider vinegar.
It’s good with pita chips if you want to dive straight in. Or you can combine it with a protein for a more complete meal.
16. Purslane and Avocado Tacos with Pico de Gallo
If you put it in a taco, it will most likely come running. And if you add pico de gallo and avocado, you better be careful because I’m getting hot!
Sautéed purslane is the main filling here, so they are suitable for vegetarians.
I like stacking mine with cotija cheese, but you can skip it if you’re doing this vegan.
17. Wild Greek salad with purslane, stonecrop and grape tendrils
I love looking for food! If you do too, this wild salad is an excellent use of the fruits of your labor.
This bed of succulent purslane leaves is made with tasty Mediterranean ingredients, such as salted kalamata olives, cucumber, grape tendrils, and feta cheese.
It also has a hint of stonecrop, which is a type of herb that adds a good spicy finish.
18. Purslane, avocado and lime soup Healthy and
fresh, this spicy bowl is a fantastic summer soup
It is served gazpacho style, so it is eaten cold, which makes it super refreshing. I find that it also fills me very well without that feeling of weighing.
Fattoush is one of my favorite salads, and it’s a great use of purslane
I love the touch of sweet pomegranate molasses and the mint explosion
This one requires Lebanese flatbread, but use any day’s bread you have sitting in the kitchen
Kulfa Dal Kulfa dal is an Indian dish with legumes and purslane
Like all versions of dal, it has a blend of aromatic spices that infuses only a few simple ingredients with a surprising amount of flavor
Serve a flatbread or naan with it because you’ll want to absorb every last bite.