Dandelion Greens Recipe *

Happy Weed Day !

No ! Not that type of weed but the kind you find growing in your backyard now that Spring has sprung . Today in my kitchen -Dandelion greens . I have been out picking them since I use the flowers in lotions and had some leftovers stems /greens so here’s a tasty recipe :

  • 1 big bunch of dandelion greens ( 4 C cleaned)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 T Butter
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1/2 onion /chopped fine
  • 2 cloves garlic / mashed
  1. Soak dandelion greens in a large bowl of cold water with 1 teaspoon salt for 10 minutes. Drain.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil with 1 teaspoon salt. Cook greens until tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water until chilled.
  3. Heat olive oil and butter in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion and red pepper flakes until onion is tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic until garlic is fragrant, about 30 seconds more. Increase heat to medium-high and add dandelion greens. Continue to cook and stir until liquid is evaporated, 3 to 4 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper.

If you get them out in the wild make sure you clean them good before using. But you can also purchase them at the local farmers markets….. Lisa

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