Sorrel From the Perennial Salad Garden

Sorrel Growing in the Garden

Sorrel is a perennial vegetable here on the west coast, it’s a delicate lemony lettuce like leafy green, the texture is very fine with a lot of water content, it does not keep long once harvested, which probably explains why it is so hard to find commercially. When cooked sorrel leaves quickly wilt away to almost nothing leaving  a soggy brown unappetizing mess and a lot of liquid.  traditionally sorrel  is used as a seasoning herb and in soups and sauces. I Like sorrel as a fresh salad green, my husband not so much so, but then again I have been known to add fresh lemon juice to just about everything including green salads! Where I live citrus fruits don’t grow naturally outside, one day I will work up the ambition to grow a productive container grown lemon tree in my living room, but for now I am looking forward to experimenting more with the lemony quality of Sorrel.

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