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  • Quelites: lamb's quarters (Chenopodium album) Although the name quelites is used in the countryside for a variety of wild greens, true quelites are lamb's quarters, found throughout Mexico and gathered in abundance during the rainy season.

    Mexico's Leafy Green

  • My favorite way to eat quelites is sauteed in a bit of oil, then briefly simmered in a thick sauce made of tomato and onion sauteed until extremely soft.

    Eat The Weeds

  • The 'quelites' most common here in Mazatlan are lambs quarters and grow on every vacant lot and road side after the first spring rains.

    Eat The Weeds

  • About 10 days ago, I was at the UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) to attend a symposium about quelites, the wild (and occasionally cultivated) greens of Mexico.

    Quelites (Wild Greens) at the UNAM

  • In the mountains, people gathered wild mushrooms and a variety of herbs and greens given the general name quelites.

    The Cuisine of Hidalgo: Spanning Climates and Cultures

  • Another variety is Chenopodium giganteum, magenta spreen, giant lambsquarters or quelites in Spanish.

    Eat Your Weeds: Magenta Spreen

  • This accounts for the fact that amaranth greens are called quelites in some parts of Mexico.

    Mexico's Grain Of The Gods: Cooking With Amaranth

  • Fragrant bunches of herbs, baby spinach, watercress, different types of lettuce, purslane, quelites (lamb's quarters) and other wild greens, plus scallions, squash blossoms and fava beans are just some of the delicacies that beckon the salad lover.

    For Summertime or Anytime: Mexican Saladso

  • In some areas of Mexico, notably the Sierra Norte of Puebla, quelites are used in a wide variety of recipes.

    Mexico's Leafy Green

  • Add the pinto beans and quelites and continue cooking until the greens have wilted.

    Lamb's Quarters with Beans: Quelites con Frijoles


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