Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Purslane - Portulaca oleracea

When hot weather hits this common weed is all over the garden. Not so many people know that this delicious edible plant is a perfect source of vitamin C and has other useful properties. May be it sounds strange but this post is about eating weeds.

In Georgian it's called danduri. Harvest this delight of your edible landscaping in the morning.

Purslane with vinegar (from Sulakvelidze).

Remove big stems and roots from the purslane and wash in a salad spinner. Bring salted water to boiling point and cook purslane for 7-10 min. Drain through a colander. Mix with chopped garlic and vinegar according to your taste.
Serve when it's cooled.


  1. ПОРТУЛАК И СЕЛЬДЕРЕЙ - ЧТО НИ ОВОЩ... то еврей (из русской частушки)