Recipe by mollypaul

Kudzu blooms the end of July through September. It has attractive bunches of delicate purple flowers with a fragrance reminiscent of grapes. Choose only the smallest, most tender leaves. Fresh and tender, the leaves have a flavor similar to that of a green bean as it belongs to the legume family. Make sure picking area has not been sprayed with chemicals to kill the kudzu. Posted in response to a forum discussion.


  1. Simmer 1 cup of finely chopped kudzu leaves in a quart of water for 30 minutes.
  2. Strain and serve with honey to taste and a sprig of mint.

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