Lambsquarters, aka goosefoot, aka wild spinach, is one of the more versatile wild edibles out there. It can be used anywhere you would normally use spinach – raw or cooked – such as in salads, stir fries, soups or casseroles.

lambsquarters growing in front of a wood pile

Lambsquarters are mild tasting and tends to take on the flavor of whatever you pair it with. And thanks to the powdery white mineral salts that coat the upper leaves, dried crushed lambsquarters can even be used as a salt substitute in a pinch!

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white ceramic dish containing lambsquarters spinach dip with pita chips