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Welcome to our guide and ever-growing list of purslane recipes. We share recipes here on the blog as well as a list of purslane recipe inspiration. Whether you found purslane at the farmer’s market, the grocery store, your local CSA, or forage for it – there are so many recipe possibilities you can make with this unique, tasty, superfood plant!
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Hi Everyone, we love purslane here and are always experimenting with this amazingly nutritious plant.
You can do so much with this one plant and it goes with so many different flavors and cooking methods.
Consider this post a guide and a list of recipes that you can find here on the blog.
We will update the recipe list as we add more purslane-related recipes to the blog.
Make sure you have a good foraging guide!
Whether you found purslane at the farmer’s market, the grocery store, your local CSA, or forage for it – there are so many recipe possibilities you can make with this unique, tasty, superfood plant!
I use the guide (Amazon affiliate link), Northeast Foraging, for IDing plants in my area. Make sure you have a guide that reflects your local area.
I also use the Picture This plant identification app.
I suggest also consulting with a local expert in person or taking a class.
The more information and research you do, the better!
Most farmer’s markets and CSA shares do sell purslane since it is pretty common, so you don’t even have to go the foraging option at all!
Beware of a look-alike plant!
There is a poisonous plant that is a look-alike to purslane called “Spurge.”
“Spurge” creeps along the ground and has matte leaves.
As I said above, make sure you consult your guides, talk to experts and do your research.
You will know purslane by its thick, shiny leaves (it’s actually succulent) and it grows upright.
What is Purslane?
Purslane is a wild-growing succulent that is often thought of as a weed.
According to Wikipedia:
Portulaca oleracea is an annual succulent in the family Portulacaceae, which may reach 40 cm in height. Approximately forty cultivars are currently grown. Its specific epithet oleracea means “vegetable/herbal” in Latin and is a form of holeraceus.
Health Benefits of Purslane
Purslane is considered by many to be a superfood, loaded with nutrients! It is high in heart-healthy Omega-3 fatty acids (the only plant on land that has the same kind of Omega-3 fatty acids as Salmon) and beta-carotene.
According to ncbi.nlm.nih.gov:
It is rich in vitamin A which is a natural antioxidant value. It can play role in vision healthy mucus membranes and to protect from lung and oral cavity cancer. Purslane contains the highest content of vitamin A among green leafy vegetables.
List of Purslane Recipe Ideas and Inspiration
Here is a list of purslane recipe inspiration to get you going with cooking with this amazing plant:
- Purslane Salad, Purslane Shishito Salad
- Purslane Pesto
- Purslane Herb Salad
- Purslane Phyllo (Purslane Spanakopita)
- Purslane Tart
- Purslane and Peach
- Quinoa and Purslane
- Purslane and Tomato
- Purslane and Citrus
- Purslane and Watermelon
- Purslane and Pomegranate
- Purslane and Potato
- Purslane and Peppers
- Purslane and Seaweed
- Purslane Soup, see Easy Ramen Soup recipe
- Purslane Phở
- Sautéed Purslane
- Purslane and Eggs
- Purslane Quiche
- Purslane Strata
- Purslane Omelet
- Pickled Purslane
- Steamed Purslane
- Fermented Purslane
- Roasted Purslane, see Roasted Purslane Chips
- Purslane Pizza
- Purslane Bread
- Purslane and Seafood
- Purslane and Shrimp
- Purslane and Lobster
- Purslane and Fish
Latest Blog Recipes
Check out our latest recipes and posts:
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- Shortbread Cookie Recipes
- Maple Shortbread Cookies
- Honey Shortbread
- Sourdough Pancakes
Purslane Recipe Roundup
- This post was originally published on 7/19/2021 and updated and republished on 10/4/2022