You know that fleshy weed that grows in sidewalk cracks? That’s purslane. And it tastes very good if you know how to use it. I didn’t use it properly until this past week when Jon Rowley made me realize that I do like it as more than just an “acid accent” to my normal salad greens. He and I share a love of simple foods, with very simple ingredients. This salad is just that.
- purslane, picked from the tougher stems and washed
- tomatoes, cut into chunks
- sweet onion, also cut into chunks
- salt and pepper to taste
- Combine all of these lovely things, squeezing the juice of the tomatoes onto the salad to give it a little extra "dressing." That's all you need and it's divine. The acid and sweet from the onion, tomato and purslane are perfectly balanced. Thanks Jon!