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Salicornia in olive oil

Salicornia in olive oil


PAT - Traditional Agricultural Food Product

Place of Origin

Whole Puglia


Salicornia, also known as sea asparagus, is a plant that grows particularly in brackish areas. In Puglia it can be found in the Gargano area, near the lakes of Lesina and Varano and in some areas of Salento.

It is a plant in the shape of a bush that can reach a height of one meter. It has green fleshy stems that becomes reddish during the flowering period.


For the preparation the Salicornia must be first washed and boiled in vinegar.

It is then dried and stored in hermetically sealed jars with parsley, garlic cloves and covered with extra virgin olive oil.

Salicornia can be used as a filling for panini or mixed in salads.