(Pirpirim Cacığı - Malatya)
250 gr Purslane, washed and drained or 100 gr Rosettes
1-2 clove of garlics, mashed with salt
1 cup plain yogurt
4-5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Mix the garlic and yogurt in a medium sized bowl until it is blended very well. Add the Purslane or Rosettes, toss. Drizzle some extra virgin olive oil over the top.
* Purslane is one of my favorite vegetables and not well known in Canada. The plant has thick, small, round shaped moist leaves. The stems are especially juicy and delicious. It grows like a weed everywhere. I used to have them in my backyard, but they were smaller than they should be. Unfortunately I moved to a condo a couple years ago so I am not able to pick them up from my backyard anymore:( Recently my friend told me that she found something that looks like Purslane at a Loblaws in Toronto. It was very easy to find it on the shelf with the name of Rosettes:) They smell like roses when you chew it:D