Purslane greens can be foraged or sown right into your garden. The greens can be cooked like greens, pickles or tossed into salads. Leafy green vegetables that are often found in vegetable gardens are packed with all kinds of valuable nutrients and are quite recognizable by most gardeners. However, there a number of other nutrient-dense plants that only highly trained foragers are familiar with. This article was designed to introduce the reader to a plant that is thought more as a weed.
The article is from Attainable Sustainable. The author created the article as a way to share their experience with discovering the wild Purslane. All of the information that went into writing the article is presented in a way that makes it very easy read and to understand. At my house I like to cook purslane just like other greens, I cook a little bacon till it is crisp, remove it from the skillet while leaving the hot fat in the pan to cook the purslane. I first add some sliced onion to the fat and cook till it is wilted then add in the purslane and salt and pepper. Once the purslane is wilted I add back the back that I have crumbled.Continue to cook until the purslane is totally wilted and then serve adding salt if more is needed. This make a great side dish and since the purslane grows like a weed it is a very economical side dish. You might also like a How To Pickle Purslane Recipe. If there is no purslane growing in your garden, don’t worry you can buy Purslane seeds and soon be serving up purslane greens on your supper table.
Benefits of reading the Backyard Foraging: Discover Purslane and How To Use It
Discover that you can easily find some very healthy greens growing wild in your backyard.
The article talks prominently about Purslane and the nutritional value of the wild plant that is not just a weed.
All of the information was well researched and presented in a way that makes it easy to read.
Includes several full color pictures that help to provide a good visual reference for the information inside the article.