Broadleaf Plantain (Groblad in swedish) is a very common plant that is known for its powers as a poultice against bee stings, nettle stings and wounds which by the way works like magic. But what many don’t know is that it is also a truly delicious plant that can be used as a substitute for many greens.
Broadleaf Plantain isn’t nearly as bitter as many of the other wild plants and is therefore an amazing substitute to spinach or lettuce.
In this video I use the Plantain leaves for a salad along with Harebell flowers (not to be confused with the toxic Bluebell flowers). I used cooked leaves with soy sauce and sesame which tastes like a mix between Seaweed and Spinach. The left over water from the cooked Plantain I drank as a broth.
I like to use the seeds as a condiment to yoghurt or salads and I used the stems to make a large coaster.
Music: A Celtic Lore – Adrian von Ziegler (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiI4Lz-KMn4)
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