I've seen Salsola in buffets, but don't know how to prepare it. How do I prepare it, because I can't seem to find a recipe anywhere?

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Salsola soda can be eaten raw or sautéed quickly - as a very rough rule of thumb, think “spinach”.

If you are looking for recipes, it’s helpful to know that in Italian cuisine it’s called

Agretti or
Barba di frate

If you search for one of these names plus “recipe”, you should find enough recipes to work from there.

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    This article by Alys Fowler at The Guardian discussing Salsola with tips on growing and preparing may be helpful to you. May 14, 2018 at 17:27
  • @Stephie Also, from Wikipedia: S. soda is sometimes confused with a plant known in Japan as okahijiki (land seaweed), which is actually the species S. komarovi. The harvested leaves of the two species have a similar appearance. (Literally translated, Oka=land, hijiki=seaweed.)
    – Cindy
    May 14, 2018 at 18:11
  • So how do I make that land seaweed in buffets?
    – a coder
    May 14, 2018 at 20:22
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    @acoder The country? Which country? Your country is not necessarily my or Stephie's country.
    – Kareen
    May 15, 2018 at 5:48
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    I had no problem whatsoever when googling „barba di frate recipe“ or „agretti recipe“. You might want to start here.
    – Stephie
    Jun 6, 2018 at 9:25

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