Portulac Salad – Purslane – Pig weed4 comments Aug 3rd, 2010 | By Tobias | Category: Recipes, Salads and Dressings
Portulac or Purslane can be found in the Mediterranean, Northern Africa but also in Mexio. It is a leaf vegetable. Here on the island it grows near the sea. It likes the salty air but needs water. It is particularly healthy plant.
Purslane contains more Omega-3 fatty acids than any other leafy vegetable plant. Purslane has .01 mg/g of Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). This is an extraordinary amount of EPA for land based vegetable sources. EPA is an Omega-3 fatty acid normally found mostly in fish, some algae and flax seeds. It also contains vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin C, and some vitamin B and carotenoids, as well as dietary minerals, such as magnesium, calcium, potassium and iron.
Besides all that it tastes fresh with a bit of a lemon taste to it. I like it with an orange dressing.
Preparation time: 5 minutes
- 200 gram of Purslane
- one orange
- juice of a lemon
- some olive oil
- salt and pepper
Wash the Purslane and let it dry.
Peel the orange and cut out the fillets.