Dandelion Greens Salad Recipe

Dandelion Greens Salad Recipe

Dandelion Greens Salad Recipe

Today, my all-time favorite dandelion greens salad! I love this recipe. Not a fan of dandelion greens? Give me a chance. Follow my tips for harvesting the greens and how to prepare them and you might just change your mind.

If you’re on the fence about dandelion greens you can use one-half cup of greens and a half-cup of another green such as baby spinach or Swiss chard.

If you’d like to change it up a bit, bake the dried Chick peas at 350° for 30 to 45 minutes or until they are crisp but not hard.

Like strong flavor? Exchange the Feta for Blue cheese, or use half of each.

Tips for Cutting Dandelion Greens

  • Choose plants away from pet areas, have been sprayed with pesticides, and along the road.
  • Pick in cool, shady location to cut down on the bitterness.
  • If the ground is dry, water the plants you’ll cut the night before.
  • Cut first thing in the morning before the leaves warm up.
  • Choose plants that haven’t started to form a bud. Leave plants that are going to blossom so that you can coat and fry the blossom in a week or so.
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Dandelion Greens Salad Recipe
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings
Ingredients
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Wash and dry the dandelion greens. Be sure they're dry to avoid splattering hot oil with water. Cut them up finely. Rinse the chick peas and allow them to dry. A clean, lint-free kitchen towel works well for drying.
  2. Heat the olive oil. Saute the onion slices until they begin to turn golden brown, about five minutes.
  3. Add the dandelion greens and garlic, and then stir until the greens wilt. Stir in the halved tomatoes, turn off the heat and let the salad cool to room temperature.
  4. When cool, sprinkle with salt and stir in the Feta cheese and Chick peas. The salad is ready to serve.
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2 thoughts on “Dandelion Greens Salad Recipe

  1. You mentioned a bison farm in Danforth. I didn’t know there was one there. I’ll have to find it next time I go up to our family farm. I just found your site and am reading with interest as my husband and I are slowly building our homestead. It is tough with our winters but those also help to keep civilization a bit further away from us. So far we are small and focused on raising our veggies. We were going to add chickens and expand the gardens this season but last fall I was diagnosed with cancer and am in treatment now. It only put some things on hold. Hubby had already started some other projects that we didn’t have on our list for this year. That’s how we roll.

    1. Hi Heidi,
      I’m sorry you’re having to deal with cancer. You’re doing well to have it only slowing you down. Good for you!

      I’ll be writing more about the things I’m doing on the homestead starting next week. I’ve been writing a book all winter and not doing much else. If there are things you’d like to learn please feel free to ask. I’m happy to help where I can!

      The bison farm is off Rt 1, near the wind farm. If you let me know ahead of time that you’re heading out that way I’ll get the name of the road it’s on. They have bison, red stag and fallow deer.

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