Portuguese Purslane Soup with Alentejo Bread

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11Ingredients
610Calories
45Minutes

Purslane, which is an edible weed, is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and perfect in this Portuguese Purslane Soup with Alentejo Bread. With its lemony, tart taste, it pairs well with the tomatoes, potatoes, garlic and goat cheese. Alentejo bread is a dense bread with lots of flavor for dipping into this hearty, healthy soup. Have it on a cold winter day, or wind down at the end of a long week with this guaranteed comfort food.

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch purslane
  • olive oil (to taste)
  • 1 onion (large, chopped in quarters)
  • 2 garlic cloves (chopped)
  • 2 potatoes (diced)
  • 1 tomato (chopped and seedless)
  • salt (to taste)
  • eggs (to taste)
  • 1 bread (Alentejo, or other dense bread)
  • goat cheese
  • goat cheese

Directions

  1. Start by thoroughly washing the purslane, then remove the leaves, and set aside.
  2. Heat a pan with olive oil, add onions, and fry until translucent.
  3. Add the garlic and stir for a little while more.
  4. Add the purslane twigs and leaves, and let them soften, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the diced potatoes and tomatoes.
  6. Finally, add enough water for the amount of servings you want to prepare.
  7. Season with salt, cover, and simmer.
  8. Five minutes before removing from heat, add the eggs to poach them.
  9. Cut slices of Alentejo bread, and place in each bowl to be served.
  10. Cover the bread with the soup, and garnish with slices of goat cheese.
  11. Serve.
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NutritionView more

610Calories
Sodium53%DV1260mg
Fat25%DV16g
Protein41%DV21g
Carbs32%DV95g
Fiber24%DV6g

PER SERVING *

Calories610Calories from Fat140
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat16g25%
Saturated Fat6g30%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol70mg23%
Sodium1260mg53%
Potassium720mg21%
Protein21g41%
Calories from Fat140
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate95g32%
Dietary Fiber6g24%
Sugars9g18%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Reviews(1)

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Jackie C. 16 Jun 2015
I loved the smell of this soup while it cooked. Cooking the onions and garlic for a bit before adding the rest of the ingredients give them a really warm, almost sweet flavor. I was a little nervous about poaching the eggs in the soup itself, but they turned out great. It is such a good idea, I may use it while making other soups! After I added the cheese I sprinkled each bowl with a little red pepper for a little extra spice.