5 Recipes for Foraged Wild Edibles

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Urban foraging is the ultimate DIY for foodies, like dumpster diving for naturalists. "Free Food: Foraging in San Antonio" offers a bevy of blooms, fruits and weeds suitable for noshing, and here are five wild finds with recipes that will add a paradox of local, exotic flare to your menu.

1. Nasturtium

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A nasturtium vinaigrette adds flower power to your salad.

Recipe via Kitchen Lane

 

2. Purslane

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Sidewalk weeds are super nutritious in this purslane and grilled corn salad.

Recipe via Brooklyn Supper

3. Prickly Pear Cactus

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This nopales smoothie is super-rich with antioxidants.

Recipe via Muy Bueno Coookbook

 

4. Loquat

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This upside down cake is rich with a layer of caramelized loquats

Recipe via Straight Outta Chocolate

 

5. Dandelion

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Collect 30 flowers to make this batch of dandelion schnapps.

Recipe via Gamppart

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