Remember when you were a kid and your parents placed a plate of mysterious veggies in front of you? You were scared, probably made a face, tried it and… liked it!? Well say hello to Purslane and Amaranth, but skip that whole act and just dig in!
Many have overlooked Purslane and have grown to regret it. Ok probably not, but man if they knew what they were missing. This nutritional powerhouse is a”superfood”, high in heart-healthy Omega-3 fatty acids and beta carotene. Not to mention it boasts antioxidants, calcium, potassium, vitamin A and other nutrients. Crisp yet juicy, this herb is slightly peppery like arugula with some lemony tartness. Toss it in a potato salad, scramble with eggs, or make a purslane salad.
You may have seen amaranth grain before but what about the leaves and flowers? Just like it’s seed these are also nutrient packed and yummy. These gorgeous leaves are spinach like in flavor and can be substituted for spinach in most recipes. The baby leaves are great raw while the more mature leaves are the perfect addition to soups, stir frys and more. Enjoy it all in your Local Box!
Lettuce know what you are cooking up with your new favorite greens!