Bolivian herb Quirquiña

Porophyllum ruderale

Quirquiña or Quilquiña (aka Bolivian coriander) is a Bolivian  herb frequently used in salsas and salads. It is very aromatic (similar to cilantro) and only used fresh.  It is essential for an authentic salsa picante (llauja).

Qirquinoa Spice

Seedling

Mature plant

 

© 2006 Joe Carrasco