About 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.