04 July 2009

Easy Recipe for Samphire Salad

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People of the Mediterranean know this plant well, it's especially popular in the coastal regions. This plant grows at sea shores and because of the tides it grows half in water and half in the normal atmosphere. Besides being very tasty, it has many benefits from being a natural support of anti-aging, to preventing goitre. Now is the right time for Samphire. Get some and cook some for your summer dinners. It's easy to cook, don't hesitate!


  • 250 gr samphire
  • 1 middle size tomatoe, grated
  • 4 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • juice of half a lemon
  • salt


  1. Cut the stems of the samphire. Becareful to cut the branchy hard parts off. Keep the soft parts. Then wash them and boil for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Strain the samphire and leave to cool.
  3. When cool, remove stringy bits inside each shoot, as you can see in the picture below. Hold at the root part and pull the green soft skin off.
  4. When you have finished skinning, leave to strain for 3 minutes.
  5. Put the samphire in a service plate. Add grated tomatoes, crushed garlic and lemon juice.
  6. Finally dribble the olive oil all over, and add some lemon slices to decorate.

Afiyet olsun!


  • When boiling the samphire, check to see if they have softened to see if they are cooked.
  • Don't eat without garlic!
  • Don't add any spices, such as dry mint, red pepper, thyme, etc...
  • It has a sweet, sour, and salty taste. Check before adding any extra salt.
Feel free to ask anything that crosses your mind!


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I have had the opportunity to eat samphire, is very rich if you can prepare, the only way I have to get it is online .. but it's worth taking the time and make this kind of recipe .. is an exquisite palate!!

KennQ29 said...

great post. very interesting