Recipe by RudyRyu
"Yes, the notorious dandelion, or taraxacum officinale has long been a nutritious supplement to salads, stir-frys, soups, condiments, and medicinally. Dent-de-Lion or Teeth of the Lion as the French say, is a plant worthy of respect being off the charts in vitamins A,B,C,D, potassium and other minerals. Below is a hearty pesto that will be the talk of the dinner party. So if you are feeling adventurous give it a try, you will not be disappointed. NOTE: Only harvest from organic gardens or untreated lawns."
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grated Parmesan cheese
salt to taste
red pepper flakes, or to taste
I just made this a few minutes ago, and I'm giving it a 4* review with the idea that I'll come back and rate it later after it has rested for a couple of days. For the measurement, I rough chopped the dandelions and then really packed them in, as if it were basil in a traditional pesto. If you don't mind a little bitterness, it is good. I'm thinking of using it as a marinade on lamb.
It was way too bitter. I saw someone online cuts dandelion with honey so I tried that but it's still way too bitter. I was thinking of using it on pasta as a pesto.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/16 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 74
** Calories from Fat: 68
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