Want a native food snack that isn't as spiny as some? You might have some growing in your own yard! I spotted these palo verde pods hanging over the backyard fence.
It's so much easier to pick them from the tree then bending to pick them after they sprout in my garden!
If you gotta pull them from the ground, you can munch on the new sprouts!
But they won't be as tender and sweet as the green palo verde seeds. Just crack open the pod and pop the seed in your mouth. Unlike mesquite where you can gnaw on or suck the ripe pod, the palo verde pods are bitter. But the seeds are so delicious - reminisent of edamame. (And you don't have to blanch and salt them.)
|Yum! Palo verde seeds!|
Unless you want to blanch and freeze them... But why wait when you can have a yummy snack right now?
|nom nom nom|
For more ways to serve palo verde, check out this blog.
And here's how to harvest mesquite.
A Facebook friend reminded me that ironwood seeds are also tasty when green.ReplyDelete