Lambs Quarters


Tip:  To prepare, gather the young shoots with leaves. Wash thoroughly. Cook them in a small amount of boiling salted water until tender. Lamb’s-quarters tastes like spinach. The cooked amount will be about one-third of the amount harvested.


Lambs Quarters with Garlic


  • 1 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 medium tomatoes, peeled and cut into thin wedges
  • 1 cloves garlic, crushed and finely minced
  • 1/2 pound fresh lambs quarters, washed, drained, and torn
  • salt and pepper to taste


In a large skillet over low heat in vegetable oil, sauté tomato wedges and garlic. Add Lambs Quarters; cover and cook over low heat for 15 minutes, stirring 2 or 3 times.

Add salt and pepper to taste; cook 5 minutes longer, stirring once or twice.