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.

Dandelion Greens Salad Recipe

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dandelion greens finely chopped
  • 1 red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 large garlic clove minced
  • 1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 1/2 cup Feta cheese
  • 1 cup Chick peas drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

  • 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.
  • Heat the olive oil. Saute the onion slices until they begin to turn golden brown, about five minutes.
  • 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.
  • When cool, sprinkle with salt and stir in the Feta cheese and Chick peas. The salad is ready to serve.