Sunday, 18 August 2013

Purslane, Tomato and Cucumber Salad.

Purslane is a very easy plant to grow and has a wonderful flavour.
I didn't sew any at all this year, but still had it popping up in lots of other pots with tomatoes, lettuce etc
It is the type of plant you only have to really sew once and just let it go to seed. It will then pop up the following years where ever it is happy.
It can also be used in soups and stews.

Pick the purslane leaves from the stalks - wash and dry.
Half your cucumber cut out the seeds and discard slice.
Place the purslane and cucumber in a bowl and dress with extra virgin oilive oil, lemon juice and season.
Add chopped tomotoes and a little chopped parsley and serve.


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  2. I adore purslane and grow it in my garden - this looks so fresh and tasty! Karen