Chickweed (Stellaria media)

davAbout the plant: Chickweed is a delicious wild food which grows in abundance and is often considered a weed in gardens. However, you can eat this plant raw and cooked as well, and it is also a medicinal plant for both external and internal use.

Why use chickweed in soups and salads?

  • It’s free.
  • It tastes great, reminds me on the flavor of creamed corn.
  • It is really good for you.
  • It grows in late autumn and early spring, when there aren’t so many other greens yet.

When to forage for chickweed: spring, early summer and fall

This is a video of a simple chickweed soup that you can make in a few minutes.

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