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

Purslane, ma chi xian (馬齒莧), is a cold veggie fantastic for cooling heat and treating 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 blanched and paired with boiled lotus root to nourish Yin (the fluid aspect of our bodies) 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 many aromatic and 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!

Written by Five Seasons TCM
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