Serve as a side dish, or add the greens to some pasta along with Parmesan, peppers, and chopped onion for a full meal. Dandelion greens are very healthy, with more vitamins and minerals than spinach!
2 handfuls of dandelion greens, washed
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 or 3 cloves of garlic, minced
Salt (to taste)
1-2 packets True Lemon
Cooked bacon pieces (optional)
- Heat olive oil and minced garlic in a skillet. Cook garlic for about 2-4 minutes until fragrant, then add dandelion greens.
- Cook on medium-high for about 3-5 minutes or until just wilted. Do not overcook, as the greens will quickly begin to lose nutrients.
- Sprinkle salt and True Lemon over the top, along with bacon pieces (if using). Serve warm.
Tips: When picking dandelions, remember there are other plants that look similar so be careful with your selection. People allergic to ragweed, chamomile or daisies may also be allergic to dandelions. Avoid eating if you have gallstones or gall bladder issues. Dandelions can interact with antacids, quinolone antibiotics, and lithium.