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Purslane Salad Recipes: Two Turkish Way!

Make delicious purslane salads for dinner, lunch, and all times of the day! They’re so simple and amazing salads!

Purslane is a very healthy green full of vitamins and minerals. I usually prefer to make them fresh to keep their value. I am going to show you two purslane salad recipes we make in Türkiye. First with tomatoes, cucumbers, and pomegranate sauce and second with easy yogurt dressing and walnuts.

How to make purslane salad? Benefits of purslane. How to eat purslane fresh? Here are the answers🤗

Purslane salad recipes

Health Benefits

Purslane has vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that can provide important health benefits. For example, vitamin A helps your eyes remain healthy as well as improves your immune system. Vitamin A is also critical to the health of your organs because it supports healthy cell division.

Purslane is also rich in vitamin C, which is important to keep your collagen and blood vessels in good shape, as well as help injuries heal. You can read more about the health benefits of purslane from WebMD

Purslane Salad With Pomegranate Dressing

  • Half bunch of fresh purslane
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 small cucumbers
  • 2 medium-sized tomatoes
For The Pomegranate Sauce:
  • Half lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp pomegranate molasses
  • 1 tsp sumac ( optional )
  • 1/2 tsp or to taste salt

How To Make Purslane Salad With Pomegranate Molasses

  • Chop fresh purslanes. I always keep most of the stem parts but chop the leaves part bigger and smaller when I come to the stems.
  • Dice onions. To get rid of the bitterness, lightly wash and drain the water.
  • Chop cucumbers and tomatoes and place them all over the chopped purslane.
The Pomegranate Molasses Dressing
  • Add olive oil to a small bowl. Then add pomegranate molasses.
  • Add some lemon juice, sumac, and salt and mix it well.
  • Then pour the pomegranate dressing over the salad. Lightly stir the salad and its ready!

Purslane Salad With Yogurt Dressing

  • Half bunch of fresh purslane
  • About 3/4 cup thick yogurt
  • 1-2 tbsp mayonnaise ( optional )
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • Salt to taste

How To Make Purslane Salad With Yogurt Dressing

  • First, chop fresh purslanes.
  • Add thick yogurt over purslanes.
  • Pour olive oil over the salad.
  • Finally, add chopped walnuts on top.


Our purslane salads are ready. As you can see; they are very simple, hearty, and delicious salads! I often make these salads in summer. You can serve these salads as side dishes for your dinner or lunch. AFİYET OLSUN!😊 (Bon appétit!)

Other salad recipes for your dinner and lunch:

Turkish Style Potato Salad | Vegan
20 Minutes Turkish Bulgur Salad “Kisir”
Turkish Potato Salad With Red Cabbage And Roasted Pepper
Roasted Eggplant Salad
Easy Green Lentils Pasta Salad With Yogurt Dressing

Fresh Purslane Salad Recipes

Delicious and so simple purslane salads for dinner and lunch!
Prep Time20 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mediterranean, turkish cuisine
Keyword: fresh salads, purslane salads, turkish salads
Yield: 4 4
Author: Zeynep Betul

Materials

For Purslane Salad With Pomegranate Dressing

  • Half bunch purslane fresh
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 small cucumbers
  • 2 medium-sized tomatoes

For Pomegranate Dressing

  • Half lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp pomegranate molasses
  • 1 tsp sumac optional
  • 1/2 tsp salt

For Purslane Salad With Yogurt Dressing

  • Half bunch purslane fresh
  • 3/4 cup yogurt thick
  • 1-2 tbsp mayonnaise optional
  • 1/4 walnuts chopped

Instructions

Purslane Salad With Pomegranate Dressing

  • Chop fresh purslanes
  • After that chop onions. And to get rid of the bitterness, lightly wash and drain the water. 
  • Chop cucumbers and tomatoes. 

Preparing Pomegranate Dressing

  • First add olive oil into small bowl. Then add pomegranate molasses. 
  • Add some lemon juice, sumac and salt. And mix it well.

Assembling Salad

  • First add purslanes into serving plate. Then place onions, cucumbers and tomatoes.
  • Then pour the pomegranate dressing over the salad. 

Purslane Salad With Yogurt Dressing

  • First chop fresh purslanes.
  • Add thick yogurt over purslanes.
  • Pour olive oil over the salad. 
  • Finally add chopped walnuts on top. 

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