Recipes for Common Edible Plants

cactus flowerI just posted an article about four common edible plants on the About.com Survival Skills site. Yes–plants such as dandelions, clovers, cattails, and nettles can help give you energy in a survival situation, but many of these common edible plants can also be good–or even really, really good–to eat when you prepare them in your own kitchen. Wild plant recipes abound, but I wanted to share a few here that relate to the common edible plants I just wrote about.

Nettle Pizza
For a lot more information about how to harvest and prepare stinging nettles, click here to view the nettle information on the About.com Local Foods site. One recipe I wanted to highlight: Stinging Nettle Pizza, described as having an “earthy yet nutty flavor” with bubbly cheese that’s melted on a sizzling pizza. Yum!

Dandelion Root Coffee
I recently read Rebecca Lerner’s book, Dandelion Hunter. The book contains several recipes, and Lerner also often posts recipes on her blog at http://firstways.com. Since I’m a coffee lover, I couldn’t help but get my curiosity perked by her recipe and blog post, “Dandelion Coffee: better than the ‘real’ thing!”

Red Clover Pancakes
Clover leaves and flowers can make a nice addition to any salad, but I found a website page devoted entirely to red clover recipes. The recipes range from red clover cocktail infusions to the red clover pancakes and red clover almond biscuits.

Try out one of these recipes, or leave a comment here to share some of your favorite edible plant recipes.

Want to know more about common edible plants?
Check out my article on the About.com Survival Skills site:
“Four Common Edible Plants”

P.S. The above photo is of neither nettle, cattail, clover, or dandelion. It’s just a pink desert flower I saw once when I was thirsty after climbing in western Colorado. Even though I felt tempted to pluck it and eat it right there on the spot, it was so beautiful that I spared it and only took a photo…

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