This was one of the dishes on the buffet at Tawlet; it is a rural dish from the North; very nourishing, as purslane is supposed to be the most nutritious green ever (even though it is a weed); the US Department of agriculture had plans to encourage its cultivation in every empty lot in America, because of its very high ratio of Omega-3 and good fiber; AKA verdolaga (spanish), or mâche, or pourpier (french).
Just dilute some yogurt in water, add a pinch of mashed garlic, some salt and the purslane; that’s it!
- 1 cup of plain yogurt, full or lowfat
- 1 cup of water
- 1 or 2 cloves of garlic, mashed with some salt
- 1 bunch of purslane, previously washed well (can substitute watercress or any other green) and plucked out (remove the thick stems).
- Mix the yogurt with water and the mashed garlic; add the purslane. Serve or keep refrigerated till serving time.
To read more on the nutritional benefits of purslane, click here.