Saturday, December 5, 2009

Dandelion Greens with Onions and Garlic

Dandelion Greens with Garlic and Onions

1 pound dandelion greens
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 -2 cloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper
4-6 Tbsp oil

Let me start out by reminding you to pick dandelion greens that do not grow near the road. Make sure you choose greens that have not been sprayed with any pesticides either. Remember these plants are considered to be weeds by many.

Discard the dandelion roots and wash the greens well in salted water. Cut the leaves into 2-inch pieces. Cook the greens in salted water until tender, about 10 minutes. This also helps remove some of the bitterness. In a skillet, saute the onions in the oil for a few minutes. Add the garlic and continue cooking until the garlic is fragrant (but not browned) and the onions are tender and translucent.

Drain the greens and add to the garlic and onions. Toss with the oil. Season with salt and pepper. You may wish to sprinkle the greens with a little red wine vinegar before serving, or pass it around for individuals to season their own plates.


  1. Grew up eating them. Still don't like them.

  2. They're actually a bit too bitter for me too! :)