At the Greenmarket yesterday, I picked up a bundle of purslane when Queenie mentioned how good they were lightly sauteed, or eaten raw. I’ve never had purslane before, so Queenie sent along this blog post of 45 Things to do with Purslane from Chocolate & Zucchini. One of the things listed was to make tea with it. Perfect! I washed some stems and leaves and steeped it in hot water for about 5 minutes. The tea tastes a little like spinach, and it’s bright and clean. Next time, I’ll give it a try with a little lime and honey.
If you’re pregnant, stay away from purslane since it can cause contractions. (Thanks to Christobel for the note in the comments!)