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pepper plant leaves salad

IMG_4105A few weeks ago was the first time I ate pepper leaves. My mom’s caregiver, Maila, made a Filipino dish called Tinola.¬†¬†This is a soup made with chicken, ginger and pepper leaves. The soup was delicious, and the pepper leaves were fabulous. Very similar to spinach only better. I have a few pepper plants in my garden this year that did not produce many peppers, which is great because I am using the pepper leaves instead. The leaves you see here are from a “Peruvian Pepper Plant”. When I plan my garden next year, I will definitely plant more pepper plants so that I can harvest more of the leaves.

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I cooked the leaves a few times wanting to use them in different recipes, but they were so good we just ate them alone with a little salt, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and some chopped garlic.

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ingredients

pot of boiling salted water

bunch of pepper leaves (bell peppers, peruvian, chili, shepherd)

1 or 2 chopped garlic cloves

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place the leaves in the boiling water and cook until the leaves become a deep dark green

drain and add more salt if needed and garlic

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