Dandelion Greens with a Kick


Dandelion greens are one of my favorite bitters! They're not for everyone, but I enjoy their unique flavor. I decided to try them sautéed instead of in a salad and it was a huge hit! Makes good use of those dandelions in the yard or you can usually find dandelion greens at the grocery or Asian market.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 pound dandelion greens, torn into 4-inch pieces

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • ½ onion, thinly sliced

  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese (Optional)


  1. Dissolve 1 teaspoon salt in a large bowl of cold water; add dandelion greens and allow to soak for 10 minutes. Drain.

  2. Bring a large pot of water with 1 teaspoon of salt to a boil; add greens and cook until tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water until chilled.

  3. Heat olive oil and butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and red pepper flakes; cook and stir until onion is tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds more. Increase heat to medium-high and add dandelion greens. Continue to cook and stir until liquid has evaporated, 3 to 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

  4. Sprinkle greens with Parmesan cheese to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

150 Calories
11g Fat
12g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 150
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 1330mg 58%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 41mg 207%
Calcium 236mg 18%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 483mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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