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  • n. weedy trailing mat-forming herb with bright yellow flowers cultivated for its edible mildly acid leaves eaten raw or cooked especially in Indian and Greek and Middle Eastern cuisine; cosmopolitan


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  • One of the most common preparations of verdolagas is as espinazo con verdolagas.


  • In US ,we will get these in spanish supermarkets named as "verdolagas" .

    Purslane, Tomato and Persian Fetta Salad

  • I first had it in a dish my Mexican friends called "verdolagas", which I finally found out is Spanish for purslane.

    Purslane, Tomato and Persian Fetta Salad

  • I tend to think that if verdolagas are cooked with other vegetables, meat and enough grease, the distinct flavor would meld with everything else, but I'm not too sure about adding them to a dip.


  • I've made the Mexican dish espinazo con verdolagas, but I don't like their taste.


  • Espinazo con verdolagas, pork with purslane, is a popular dish in central Mexico, a distant relative of the pork with greens served in the southern United States, but with the characteristic flavor of chiles.

    A Guide to Mexican Butcher Shops Part II: Pork and Lamb

  • We're talking weed here, weed like crabgrass or verdolagas.


  • Soon they proceeded to load the table with steaming mountains of homemade corundas - the local triangular tamale - and great smoldering bowls of fragrant frijoles de olla, savory rice, verdolagas (lemony greens) spiked with chile manzano (the local chile that is similar to the blazing habanero), and piles of fresh tortillas de maíz as thick and tender as pancakes.

    The Family That Carves Together.... Eliseo Castillo, Enedina Castillo Castillo

  • Verdolaga (purslane) portulaca oleracea: Eaten either raw in salad or steamed in mole verde, this succulent annual is traditionally served in Mexico in a pork stew - espinazo con verdolagas - with a tomatillo-based sauce.

    A Culinary Guide to Mexican Herbs: Las Hierbas de Cocina

  • Most frequently verdolagas are added to pork stew.



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