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5 Recipes for Foraged Wild Edibles


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


A nasturtium vinaigrette adds flower power to your salad.

Recipe via Kitchen Lane


2. Purslane


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

Recipe via Brooklyn Supper

3. Prickly Pear Cactus


This nopales smoothie is super-rich with antioxidants.

Recipe via Muy Bueno Coookbook


4. Loquat


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

Recipe via Straight Outta Chocolate


5. Dandelion


Collect 30 flowers to make this batch of dandelion schnapps.

Recipe via Gamppart


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