Our Friend Sorrel
We discovered sorrel a few years ago when we saw an organic variety at a local farm store and we planted it in our garden. It is related to rhubarb and contains the same biological compounds that give it its tanginess.
The variety we grow is lemon raspberry and it so fresh and delicious it brightens any salad or other dish that calls for greens. It is so hearty, it even weathered the recent frost here on the central coast.
If you add fresh shredded sorrel to a salad, it can replace the need for lemon or salad dressing. When cooked, sorrel can be used in soups and sauces, even sorbet with fruit (strawberries would be good).