Monk’s Beard – This is how you can use saltweed

Monk’s beard, or salt cabbage, is an aromatic spring vegetable from the Mediterranean region. We tell you what you should know about the plant and how to prepare it.

Monk’s beard, also known as salt grass, originally comes from the Mediterranean region. Vegetables are also available in small quantities from local crops. he has a monk’s beard from March to the end of May season. During this time, you can find monk’s beard at delicatessens, at the weekly market, or in well-stocked organic supermarkets. The search for the vegetable is worthwhile, because it is not only healthy, but also enriches many dishes with its aromatic note, such as our monk’s beard pasta recipe.

You can also use the crisp stems of monk’s beard raw, for example in mixed salads. To do this, wash them well beforehand, remove the roots and cut them into thin strips.

Advice: When buying monk’s beard, make sure the stems are fresh and juicy green. If possible, choose organic beard and the other ingredients in the paste to ensure a Ecological agriculture to support the use of chemical-synthetic products pesticides resigned

Monk’s beard in Italian: This is how it is prepared with pasta

Monk's beard is often served with spaghetti.
Monk’s beard is often served with spaghetti.
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Spaghetti with a monk’s beard

  • Preparation: about 20 minutes
  • Crew: 2 servings