Turkish purslane salad with green lentils

purslane salad recipe turkish

And another purslane recipe...

Having already made this delicious vegetable into a sour purslane stew (Pirpirim Asi) and a typical Turkish purslane salad with yoghurt, here's another purslane salad recipe today. And the Turkish salad is so incredibly tasty that one half of us has crowned it the best salad. Big words,


This purslane recipe is actually so simple. But remember: lentils in a salad are a hit!


The lentils round off the purslane recipe and make it filling. The creamy garlic yoghurt adds the finishing touch to the salad. And that's all it needs. For a tangy component, you can also slice a few tomatoes into the salad.


Alternative to purslane

Of course, you should use purslane for this purslane recipe. You can usually find it in Turkish or Oriental supermarkets. However, if you don't have access to purslane, be sure to try the combination of salad and lentils. The closest alternative would probably be lamb's lettuce or field salad.


Incidentally, we ate the purslane salad recipe together with chicken kebab. But you can also serve it with our Turkish chicken stir-fry (tavuk sote). Or you can eat the purslane salad recipe with a slice of bread - the perfect summer meal!


Turkish purslane salad recipe with green lentils


  • 1 bunch purslane (approx. 400 grams/14 oz)
  • 70 grams/2,5 oz green lentils
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 5 tbsp greek yoghurt
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • salt


  • tomatoes
purslane salad recipe


Step 1: Cook the green lentils in salted water. Meanwhile, clean and chop the purslane.

Step 2: Mix the chopped purslane, cooked lentils, yogurt, olive oil and crushed garlic together. Season with salt to taste and garnish the purslane salad with sliced tomatoes if desired.

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