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Simple Dandelion Green Salad recipe

Simple Dandelion Green Salad recipe

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  • Dish type
  • Salad
  • Green salad

Dandelion greens are similar to wild rocket and make for an excellent salad. Toss with your favourite vinaigrette.

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IngredientsServes: 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

MethodPrep: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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Reviews in English (22)


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

by Lilcat

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


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

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