Medicinal Herbs: The Sow Thistle
It is fascinating to discover that the ‘ordinary’ weed growing along the roads and in our backyard actually has a medicinal effect. Sow Thistle is the topic of this episode!
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Smooth Sow Thistle Salsa
- 2 garlic cloves (2 ounces)
- sow thistle leaves (3 1/2 ounces)
- soaked hazelnuts (1/2 ounce), parsley (1/4 teaspoon)
- Himalayan salt (2 teaspoons)
- Korean red chili flakes (4 tablespoons)
- extra virgin olive oil
- 10 cherry tomatoes (chopped)
- Soak the hazelnuts in boiling water for one hour. Strain and rinse afterward.
- At the same time soak the sow thistle leaves in cold water for one hour. Remove the leaf blades from the larger leaves and throw away the stalks.
- Crush the garlic cloves and let sit for 15 minutes.
- Add the hazelnuts, sow thistle, parsley, garlic, salt, olive oil and chili flakes in a food processor. Run the processor until all ingredients are chopped and mixed up. Don’t let the food become runny.
- Chop the tomatoes and place with the sow thistle mixture in a bowl.
- Fork the tomatoes through the processed sow thistle.
- Ready to be served.