Woolly Snack: Five Edible Weed Recipes

Woolly Snack: Five Edible Weed Recipes

Apr 01, 2014

Not all weeds are a nuisance to your garden. In fact, some are actually delicious to eat! Here are five edible weeds with yummy recipe ideas for your spring table.

1 / Sorrel, which is in season locally now, is so sour that it can be used only as an accent {when it’s raw}. Cooked, however, its strength is nearly perfect, mild enough that it is traditionally teamed with fish. But with chicken, it becomes the dominant flavor. Chicken with sorrel recipe via New York Times

2 / Miner’s Lettuce are packed with vitamin C’s. This springtime weed can be tossed in a simple salad. Add some mustard vinaigrette, salt and pepper for a tart and crunch taste. via TheKitchn.

3 / Red Clover lemonade is a wonderful springtime treat. The flowers are often used in salads, but also make a delicately flavoured lemonade. This is a great family-friendly recipe to entice the children with.”Red Clover lemonade recipe via Home Herbals

4 / Dandelion greens are exactly what they sound like. Yep, that’s right — those weeds growing in your backyard are totally edible (as long as they haven’t been sprayed with any pesticides), but farmers also cultivate them for us to enjoy and they are eaten all over the world. These greens are not only delicious, they are also great for you — they’re packed with vitamin A and calcium. Recipes via Huffington Post

5 / Watercress is a small, crisp member of the mustard family that’s slightly bitter with a hint of pepper. It’s delicious in salads and is also good in sandwiches and soups. Grapefruit and watercress salad recipe via Martha Stewart

Photography by 1: Dirty Wormy, 2: FlorEssence Tea 3: Liana Land, 4: Thrifty Living, 5: Rock Farmer

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