Thursday, April 22, 2010

Dandelion Greens

Today I thought we'd get a little adventurous and try some dandelion greens. I've always heard how they are edible, and just read about how good they are for you. They are full of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and calcium, plus they have very few calories. And the best part is they require no work to grow. Dandelions are everywhere!
So Hannah and I went out this morning and picked some along with some spinach and baby kale leaves from our garden. Then we cooked them up with garlic, olive oil and salt and pepper to eat with our grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch.
How were they you ask?? Well.................if you put enough salt on them, the bitterness is a little easier to deal with, but I don't think I'll make this a staple on the menu. LOL
Here's how we cooked them if you want to give it a try yourself. Or you could look up some other recipes in Google. Surprisingly, there are quite a few recipes using dandelion greens.

Cooked Dandelion Greens

handful of dandelion greens
handful of spinach and/or other greens (kale, chard, etc)
1-2 Tablespoons of olive oil (depending on how many greens you have)
garlic to taste
salt and pepper to taste

Heat oil in pan over med-low heat. Add in garlic and all greens. Cook until wilted. Season with salt and pepper.

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