Cook salicornia in boiling water until leaves are easy to separate from stems. Drain and cool in a colander. Remove leaves from stems, and discard stems. Dress with oil and lemon juice, and serve.
Consume within 2 days. If you like, add minced garlic to dressing or serve with yogurt and crushed garlic.
To preserve the salicornia's green colour, some people rinse the leaves with cold water after boiling or add baking soda to the water. These practices adversely affect the flavour; we do not recommend them.