Askolymbri refers to the crunchy roots of the common golden thistle (Scolymus hispanicus, or Spanish oyster thistle). In Crete, Greece, Askolymbri leaves and roots is steamed and made into a salad. It can also be braised with meat. Picked Askolymbri is also sometimes available and can be served as a side dish or meze with Raki, the local strong, alcoholic beverage of Crete.

Askolymbri is one of the rare specialty/delicacy of Crete.

Askolymbriis also known as Askolimbous or Skolimbi.

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