How To Cook Grass—Edible “Weed” Recipes


Can you cook grass?

Most types of grasses cannot be eaten in its raw form as its difficult to digest, but some of them are edible.

The edible grasses excellent for human consumption are generally cereal grain grasses, for example amaranth grass, shepherd’s purse grass.

Using the right cooking methods, the unpalatable grasses could become a perfectly delicious meal. Here are two recipes of amaranth grass and shepherd’s purse grass.


Shepherd’s Purse Tofu Soup—Grass Cooking Recipes One


Prep Time

15 mins

Cook Time

10 mins

Total Time

25 mins




Native to Asia and parts of Eastern Europe, shepherd’s purse is often used for culinary purposes, especially in Asian cuisine. As a very well-known and popular soup in Shanghai. Shepherd’s Purse Tofu Soup is the delicacy you cannot refuse. The Shepherd’s Purse in this soup is wonderfully fragrant with a unique flavor.

Ingredients Of Shepherd’s Purse Tofu Soup


•3 Eggs

•1/2 Teaspoons Salt And 1/4 Teaspoons White Pepper

•6 Ounces Shepherd’s Purse

•1/2 Block Tofu

•1 Teaspoons Sesame Oil


          1. Prepare the shepherd’s purse by chopping the leaves into small pieces. Set aside. Cutting tofu into 1/2-inch cubes to prepare.
          2. Heat the water in a medium pot. Add the salt, sesame oil, shepherd’s purse, and white pepper. Mix them all together and begin to stir up.
          3. Simmer the soup for about 8 minutes, when you can smell a special sauce flavor, break the egg into the soup and add tofu to it.
          4. Make sure that the tofu and the shepherd’s purse are uniformly distributed into the soup and both are heated evenly. 
          5. Ladle the soup into bowls.

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Garlic Amaranth—Grass Cooking Recipes Two


Prep Time

4 mins

Cook Time

8 mins

Total Time

12 mins


Garlic Amaranth


Amaranth is known by many names, one of them being Chinese spinach. The leaves and seeds of amaranth are both edible. The seeds are high in protein.


Amaranth and Garlic


•1 Big Bunch Of Amaranth

•4 Garlic Cloves, sliced

•Salt And White Pepper

•320 ml Water

•1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil


          1. Separate the amaranth leaves from the stems.
          2. Place a wok over medium heat until hot, then swirl in the oil. When the oil starts to shimmer, add the garlic. 30 seconds after, add the amaranth and water and cook for about 1 minute.
          3. Add salt and pepper on top and mix them.