Simple Recipes for Spring Roots and Greens


| 4/29/2016 9:39:00 AM


wild dandelion

Wild Dandelion

Wild dandelion grows abundantly on our land. Early spring before the yellow flowers appear, the leaves are tender and mild. Later in the season they develop a stronger flavor and texture, but still work well in a salad. Cultivated dandelion retains a milder taste, but denies one the pleasure of foraging and (unless one has a greenhouse or lives in a warm climate) enjoying a homegrown salad early in the season.

Dandelion Green Salad Recipe

Ingredients:

• 2 cups wild dandelion leaves, washed and patted dry
• 1 tbsp olive oil
• ¼ cup chopped toasted walnuts*sorrel
• scant tbsp maple syrup (less if leaves are mild)
• 1/8 tsp salt or to taste
• wild ramps, washed and patted dry (optional)

Directions:



1. Julienne the dandelion leaves.



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