Edible Weeds

It might surprise you to know that many of the 'weeds' in your lawn or garden are actually edible!

Purslane is slightly sour and salty. Chickweed is sweet. Dandelion greens contain more vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium and iron. Be sure to pick dandelion leaves for a salad before the flower buds form, when the leaves are still small. 

It might surprise you to know that many of the 'weeds' in your lawn or garden are actually edible!

Purslane is slightly sour and salty. Chickweed is sweet. Dandelion greens contain more vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium and iron. Be sure to pick dandelion leaves for a salad before the flower buds form, when the leaves are still small.

When it comes to edible weeds, knowing what you can use and how is important and you can use the form below to send a picture to Sarah for help in identifying your weeds.

Click on the recipe card to view Sarah's recipe for Fresh Purslane Salsa


Would you like to share a recipe or need Sarah's help to identify a weed?

 

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Berkeley, California 94709
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