Simple Dandelion Green Salad

    10 min

    Dandelion greens are similar to wild rocket and make for an excellent salad. If you prefer a milder flavour, you can mix half the amount of dandelion greens with the same amount of lettuce, like baby gem or cos. Toss with your favourite vinaigrette.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 225g torn dandelion greens
    • 1/2 red onion, chopped
    • 2 tomatoes, chopped
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil, or 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Prep:10min  ›  Ready in:10min 

    1. In a medium bowl, toss together dandelion greens, red onion and tomatoes. Season with basil, salt, and pepper.

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    I had never eaten dandelion greens before, but on the advice of my brother who is an EXcellent cook, I went for it. I jazzed it up quite a bit because I had heard the greens can taste bitter. So I used grape tomato halves, tossed in some sweet fresh diced mango to complement any bitterness, added some toasted pinenuts, crumbled gorgonzola, & did a simple balsamic/olive oil dressing. It was deLICious! Thanks, John!  -  21 Mar 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I too grew up eating this. Ours contained hard boiled egg and bacon with a oil and viniger dressing. It is still a rite of spring for me. For those who did not like the bitter flavor - note the greens must be young. Anything that has a flower bud (even small) - it is too old. Do try this if you never have!  -  25 Mar 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I grew up eating this salad; I loved it then and I love it now. My mom would get up early in the morning to pick the tender leaves from the backyard. She would then make a sweet warm bacon dressing that did a nice job of offsetting the slight bitter flavor of the greens. Thanks John, good stuff!  -  07 Aug 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)