Friday, July 14, 2017

Purslane Salad,Chinese Style 凉拌马齿苋

Purslane is a succulent annual trailing plant that grows in many places and it thrives in poor soil. You can find them in almost any places with full sunshine, roadsides, disturbed land and most likely your backyard!

It can be eaten as a cooked vegetable and is great to use in salads, soups, stews or any dish you wish to sprinkle it over. Purslane is antibacterial, antiscorbutic, depurative, diuretic and febrifuge. The leaves are a very rich source of omega-3 fatty acids which prevents heart attacks and strengthens the immune system.

I collected some purslane from the riverside one afternoon when I was strolling around and made this salad for lunch later on.


“马齿苋”是“马苋菜”的同义词。 属于马齿科一年生肉质草本植物,学名“马齿苋”,民间俗称“马蜂菜”,是一种特色野菜。因其生命力极强,又有“长寿菜”之称。



Purslane being cultivated as ornamental plant

1 big bunch of purslane

1-2 cloves of garlic (minced)
1 tsp of Red oil
1 tsp of Soy sauce
1 tsp of Black Vinegar
1/4 tsp of sugar
1 tbsp of water

1 大把 马齿苋

1-2 瓣 蒜瓣儿 (捣碎)
1 小勺 红油
1 小勺 酱油
1 小勺 黑醋
1/4 小勺 糖
1 大勺水

1. Make the dressing by mixing all ingredients listed together. Adjust seasonings to personal taste.

2. Thoroughly clean the purslane, rinse and pat dry. Pick the leaves and young stems for use.

3. Bring a pot of water to boil, blanch purslane for a brief 30-45 seconds, take it out and rinse with cold water 2-3 times to remove sourish taste.

4. Drain and place the purslane in a bowl, add the dressing and serve.

1. 先把酱汁里列出的材料都拌匀备用。可以按个人口味调咸淡。

2. 把摘来的马齿苋摘好,只取嫩叶和细杆,洗净沥干。

3. 煮滚半锅水,把马齿苋入锅烫个30-45秒就立刻捞出用凉水冲洗2-3遍,这样做可以稍微去酸味,也可以保持爽脆的口感。

4. 沥干摆到碗里,淋上酱汁拌匀即可食用。



  1. Thank you for sharing your purslane recipe. It's definitely a free food that's highly nutricious and beneficial for us:) We eat a lot of these as it's in season at this time - they just growing without care in the garden:) I will try your way of making this purslane salad this looks delicious!

    1. Wow。。。so nice... there are many ways to eat purslane... mostly in Salad... I am jealous that you have many at the backyard!