Tumbleweed shoots. Native American, contemporary, SW America posted by Jim to a messagboard "It has a taste similar to split pea soup. No recipe I use is "set in stone" and any number of combinations can be used. Usually if I have any leftovers in the fridge they get thrown into another recipe. You have to gather the tumbleweed when it's just coming up about 4" high. Older plants are tough and to my knowledge inedible."