Purslane-The Gourmet Weed

Purslane is a weed that grows wild all over California, so I am hoping to come across it soon! It is known for being a rich source of vitamin B-12 which as a vegan, is really important to me, since I need to supplement. It’s nice to have another food source besides nutritional yeast (which I can’t get enough of!). Purslane also contains impressive amounts of Omega-3s, antioxidants, fiber and the rest of the B-vitamin gang.

I was thumbing through a beautiful book I had gotten as a gift from a dear friend called Everyday Raw Express by Matthew Kenney and found this recipe for purslane with a delicious looking red pepper dressing. I got so excited about it (for me, B-12 is a “buzz” word), that I wanted to share it with all of you! Here it is:

Purslane, Sweet Pepper, Smoked Paprika

Red Pepper Dressing:

1 cup diced red pepper

1 tbsp. smoked paprika

2 tbsp. raw agave

2 tbsp. lemon juice

1/4 cup EVOO

1/4 cup water

Sea salt & pepper to taste

Blend all ingredients for dressing into your Vitamix or high-powered blender until smooth and toss over 4-5 cups purslane and serve.

Simple, right? Let me know what you think! I love comments!

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