It was really rewarding to read all the comments people left on the article. Many people said they had been pulling lots of purslane but never realized it was edible. Others were familiar with it and told stories of their families eating it.
I also received some really yummy sounding recipe ideas including:
I usually saute it with garlic (gotta use fresh garlic), chopped onions and tomatoes (plus salt and pepper) with either cubed chicken breasts, ground pork/beef, but my fave with it is sardines (with tomato sauce, not the mackerel ones). I know that not everybody is a fan of sardines. I've seen on magazines & other TV shows where they simply blanch it and include on their salads, while some put purslane in stew - I already tried that. I served it on top of rice... Yum yum! Just thinking of it makes me hungry. I better grab some now on our backyard, we have a lot of them in the garden
One of my all time favorites! After cleaning the leaves, I mix them with plain yogurt, add a little garlic, salt and chili pepper. It makes a refreshing summer salad! You can also cook purslane any way you prepare spinach. I just LOVE it :)
Here in Cyprus it is eaten raw in salads. I never thought of cooking it tho! I got lots of this "weed" growing in my garden.
We make purselane pickles from ours! Try it, you'll like it.
Crunchy and delicious.
In Turkey it is also considered a veggie. Besides in stews we eat it raw mixed with thick biological yoghourt, fresh garlic, salt and olive oil. Leave it a couple hours like that to get the flavours mixed well and ieat it with fresh bread, delicious! :)
Purslane is also a great addition to soups, thickens it up a bit!Thanks everyone, for all your comments. It was pretty exciting to not only have my article published, but get so much positive feedback and know that people have been inspired to try it themselves!
Do you have a favorite edible weed? How do you eat yours?