Verdolagas Plant Salad Recipe

Verdolaga a.k.a. Purslane, is a vegetable green used in many Latin American countries. It is also popular as a salad green in France and other European countries. It is similar in taste and consistency to watercress. Verdolaga is also valued in Latin America for its medicinal properties. It is believed to be native to Iran or India, although it was present in the New World at the time of European colonization.

Here is a simple salad with explosive flavors. I buy Verdolaga at the Middle Eastern supermarket but it also available in Latin markets. It is very affordable and delicious! If you can not find Verdolaga, feel free to replace it with watercress.

For this salad you will need:
6 bunches Verdolaga
10 radishes, thinly sliced
1 small red onion, sliced
Olive oil
Salt

Separate the Verdolaga leaves from the stems into a strainer. Rinse off very well, changing the water, until you have no dirt left. Place the leaves on paper towels and dry well. Add the sliced radishes and the onion.

Season with salt and olive oil. Toss well and serve with grilled meat or chicken.

Print the Verdolaga Salad Recipe Here

Other Super Healthy Salads:
Garbanzo Kidney Bean Salad
Radish Lime Salad
Cauliflower Tomato Salad
Quinoa Tabbouleh
Watermelon Salad
Cucumber Red Onion Salad
Spinach Blueberry Salad
Mache Mushroom Salad
Cauliflower Green Bean Salad
Avocado Tomato Salad
Carrot Sardine Salad
Tabbouleh
Roasted Beet Salad
Jicama Bell Pepper Slaw
Avocado Celery Salad
Green Bean Tomato Salad
Bean & Tuna Salad
Cucumber Cotija Salad
Shrimp & Crab Salad
Avocado Tomato Basil Salad
Garden Salad w/ Garlic Shrimp


My name is Mary Ann Allen and I am here to help you get organized so you can save money on groceries and feed your family healthy, nutritious food. My multi-cultural cooking background comes from being born in the US and raised in Bolivia. I have 5 kids and own around 400 cook books. I absolutely love to cook!

5 Comments

  • February 5, 2010

    Carlos

    Hello Mary, I just wanted to say that i think your recetas are awsome,
    i would never think of a Verdolaga Salad, I can’t wait to try it.

  • February 5, 2010

    theFrugalChef

    Hi Carlos!
    I am so glad you found me!La receta de ensalada e Verdolaga es deliciosa! Espero que te guste! Gracias por la visita!
    Mary Ann

  • April 14, 2010

    Isabel Velasco

    Dear Frugal Chef:

    Creo que la verdolaga es la que llamamos lechuga suiza que esta muy de moda, es de lo mas nutritiva. funciona muy bien en todas las ensaladas..Muchas gracias esta receta la hare hoy dia para mi dieta, me cae de perillas!

    Isabel

  • August 8, 2010

    Daniel

    I want Quelites., Any ideas?

  • August 10, 2010

    theFrugalChef

    Hi Daniel!
    Unfortunately, I have no ideas! Sorry! Have a great week!
    Mary Ann

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