Thursday, August 4, 2011
Purslane Salad (with beets and tomatoes)
I've also been hearing the buzz about purslane being high in alpha-linolenic acid (an omega-3 fatty acid), and while the nutrient database I use at work (NDSR 2011) says the n-3 content is no higher than that of spinach, this study says otherwise. In either case, it's packed with other nutrients - and just plain delicious.
I made a purslane salad with beets and tomatoes, dressed with basil-infused olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. So simple...and next time I'll think twice before tossing out those weeds.
Posted by Jacqueline J. Zimmerman at 11:12 PM