Eat your weeds! Purslane, the healthy weed!

I had a farmer give me a taste of a plant I had never tried years ago, it was Perslane.

Lemony and crunchy, I liked it. And my kids liked it. So now when I see it in the Farmers Market I make sure I pick some up.   It has a short growing season so make sure you get some when you see it.

Add it to salads or crunch on it alone as a snack, this tasty treat is packed full of Omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin E.  We add it to our green juices, sandwiches, and smoothies.

I found these great bunches of Purslane at Union Square's Farmers Market in NYC. One of my favorite organic farmers that comes on Saturdays is Ryders Farm, and they have organic cucumbers, beautiful radishes, lettuce, and kale as well as this crunchy new fav- Purslane!

So pulling weeds may be good for you, if you find and eat the right ones like Purslane!