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Purslane, Cherry Tomato, and Cucumber Salad Recipe

Purslane, Cherry Tomato, and Cucumber Salad


A simple way to enjoy purslane, which is a weed that you might be able to forage in your own backyard! It is tossed with a simple mix of cherry tomatoes and cucumber.


  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 3 small Persian cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • salt to taste
  • 1 bunch purslane
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil


  1. Combine cherry tomatoes and cucumbers in a salad bowl. Sprinkle generously with salt, stir well, then leave to sit while you prepare the purslane.
  2. Rinse purslane well, then pat dry with a tea towel. Pick off any large leaves and the tender stems at the top and place in a bowl. Discard the larger sections of the stems.
  3. Check tomato-cucumber mixture; by now, tomatoes should have released juices thanks to the salt. If not, stir well and let sit 5 minutes more.
  4. Add purslane to the salad bowl with the tomatoes and cucumbers. Drizzle with olive oil and toss well. Serve immediately.

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Nutritional Information

Purslane, Cherry Tomato, and Cucumber Salad

Servings Per Recipe: 2
Calories: 191.5
% Daily Value *
protein: 6 %
carbohydrates: 5 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 11 %
fat: 22 %
saturated fat: 10 %
vitamin a iu: 29 %
niacin equivalents: 12 %
vitamin b6: 14 %
vitamin c: 66 %
folate: 10 %
calcium: 6 %
iron: 10 %
magnesium: 22 %
potassium: 22 %
sodium: 4 %
thiamin: 7 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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