Sencillas -- Purslane Saute

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READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by mollypaul

Purslane/verdolagas is an invasive weed in many gardens. It's saving grace is that the best way to control it is to eat it. It is a vegetable green used in many Latin American countries. It is also popular as a salad green in France and other European countries. It is similar in taste and consistency to watercress. Verdolaga is also valued in Latin America for its medicinal properties. Serve with Green Tomatillo Sauce or Chipotle Salsa Negra (Dark Chipotle Salsa) for a zingy kick.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut cleaned purslane into pieces about 1" long.
  2. In a large frying pan, add oil; heat to medium high.
  3. Sauté onion until translucent, add garlic and continue 30 seconds more.
  4. Add the greens and sauté about ten minutes, or until tender.
  5. Lower heat and allow any accumulated liquid to evaporate.
  6. Salt & pepper to taste.

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