Purslane Lotus Root Salad to Cool Heat and Detox | 清热马齿苋莲藕色拉

Purslane, ma chi Xian, is a cold veggie fantastic for cooling heat and treat skin conditions (caused by heat), hemorrhoids, red/white/smelly vaginal discharge, and inflammation. It is both common in southern China and also in Europe I believe. 

In this recipe, fresh purslane is quickly blached to be paired with boiled lotus root to nourish our yin and cool summer heat. A tart-savory goji vinaigrette is used to bring the two vegetables together. You can also choose to mix them with your own dressing of choice:

  • If you want the cooling effect, do not use too much aromatic, warming ingredients such as ginger, pepper, garlic.You can choose something like a pesto dressing. 
  • If you want to reduce the cooling nature of this recipe, then you can use the warming herbs mentioned above. 

Click here to purchase our organic goji from Ning Xia, China!

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Written by Five Seasons TCM
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