Referred to by the ancient Greeks as 'Halimon'
This plant thrives in alkaline, dry sandy soils - it draws up salt into its leaves and so confers a lovely salty flavour to dishes.
Having an alkalising effect due to its mineral content, there are reports of it being used in ancient Greece to treat various digestive ailments, as recorded by Pliny the Elder. The leaves can also be burnt to leave an alkali residue for making soaps!
Inland edible relatives of this plant include ‘Fat Hen’ which self seeds well and makes a great edible addition to an edible perennial garden.
Eat in the same easy as you would spinach.
Use raw, or cook by wilting in oil (fried or baked), steam gently, or boil for a few minutes.
Listed in my favourite on-line resource - Plants for a Future Database: https://pfaf.org/user/plant.aspx?latinname=Atriplex+halimus