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Dandelion Greens with a Kick Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Dandelion Greens with a Kick

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"Dandelion greens are one of my favorite bitters! They're not for everyone, but I enjoy their unique flavor. I decided to try them sauteed instead of in a salad and it was a huge hit! Makes good use of those dandelions in the yard or you can usually find dandelion greens at the grocery or Asian market."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings

Directions

  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.
  4. Sprinkle greens with Parmesan cheese to serve.
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  • PREP 10 mins
  • COOK 15 mins
  • READY IN 35 mins
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 15, 2012

Greens were larger from mid-summer season so salt-soaked and salt-boiled for a bit longer. As I had it on hand, I used chicken fat skimmed from soup instead of other fats to saute them. Doubled the garlic and added black pepper at the same time as garlic to cook a moment before adding the boiled greens. The onions caramelized, which along with red pepper flakes, was the making of this dish. Served them with dollop of plain Greek yogurt, and then ate leftovers cold the next morning with curried scrambled eggs. Delicious and not bitter at all!!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 14, 2013

Didn't do it for me.

 

10 Ratings

Jun 14, 2012

Good recipe. I boiled the greens for about 15 minutes to remove more bitterness. Adding the parmesan at the end really mellows the flavor. A great way to eat weeds!

 
Jan 08, 2013

I added some mushrooms that we really needed to use up, and the earthiness really added to an already great dish! Served with steak, the dinner was a smash!

 
Oct 16, 2013

...and Todd said "Do steps 1 and 3 but not 2 or 4" and it was good.

 
Apr 06, 2014

A good recipe following reviewers' advice. I gathered up a couple of pounds of wild dandelions and followed shelbriggs' suggestion to use more dandelions than the recipe called for. I also used Miss KJ and Carjaq's advice by boiling them for about ten minutes to get the bitterness out. It worked. You really do need more than a pound as the dandelions cook down about like spinach. This recipe is really for two people rather than four. I liked the flavor added by the red pepper flakes. I'll be making dandelions again with this recipe.

 
Mar 21, 2014

Next time I would boil them longer, maybe 8-10 minutes to get them less bitter. A little more garlic and add salt while sauteing.

 
May 21, 2013

Good recipe. Will make again, I liked the technique. Not sure how 1 lb can feed 4 people, by the time I cooked them down I had about 1/2 cup total!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 150 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.4 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 10.8 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 4.3 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 3.8 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 1389 mg
  • 56%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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