Rating: 4.44 stars
25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1

This is a very good use of all those annoying dandelions growing in your yard. Just so long as you don't have a dog! Top with your favorite dressing. I prefer hot bacon dressing!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, toss together dandelion greens, red onion, and tomatoes. Season with basil, salt, and pepper.

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Nutrition Facts

43 calories; protein 2.3g; carbohydrates 9g; fat 0.5g; sodium 192.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (23)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/22/2007
I had never eaten dandelion greens before but on the advice of my brother who is an EXcellent cook I went for it. I jazzed it up quite a bit because I had heard the greens can taste bitter. So I used grape tomato halves tossed in some sweet fresh diced mango to complement any bitterness added some toasted pinenuts crumbled gorgonzola & did a simple balsamic/olive oil dressing. It was deLICious! Thanks John! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/12/2003
I guess a prerquisite would be that you would have to like dandelions. Very bitter. Read More
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25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
03/21/2007
I had never eaten dandelion greens before but on the advice of my brother who is an EXcellent cook I went for it. I jazzed it up quite a bit because I had heard the greens can taste bitter. So I used grape tomato halves tossed in some sweet fresh diced mango to complement any bitterness added some toasted pinenuts crumbled gorgonzola & did a simple balsamic/olive oil dressing. It was deLICious! Thanks John! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2010
I too grew up eating this. Ours contained hard boiled egg and bacon with a oil and viniger dressing. It is still a rite of spring for me. For those who did not like the bitter flavor - note the greens must be young. Anything that has a flower bud (even small) - it is too old. Do try this if you never have! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2005
I grew up eating this salad; I loved it then and I love it now. My mom would get up early in the morning to pick the tender leaves from the backyard. She would then make a sweet warm bacon dressing that did a nice job of offsetting the slight bitter flavor of the greens. Thanks John good stuff! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2010
I love a simple green salad that allows the flavor of the greens to stand out on their own. I love dandelion greens (they're not for everyone!) & simply adding the onions & tomatoes are more than enough to make a delicious salad. The dried basil is a nice touch and a great subtle flavor addition. I enjoyed this with my own simple balsamic vinaigrette dressing recipe & it hit the spot. If you want to help tone down the bitter flavor of the dandelion greens just soak them in some salted cold water for 5-10 minutes. Then drain & dry before making the salad. Thanks for sharing this recipe!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2010
Just remember you must harvest the greens before they blossom or the greens will be bitter!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/24/2010
Brought back great memories of my Italian father picking dandelions from the yard! He would saute' in olive oil garlic salt and pepper. I thought it was so weird to eat "weeds" but through him I learned to love them! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/11/2003
I guess a prerquisite would be that you would have to like dandelions. Very bitter. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/26/2010
Who eats weeds? Were you raised in a shed? Those were my first thoughts when this I first read. But this bizarre bowl of grass it turns out is first class! Fit for a queen in a king-sized bed. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/21/2010
I've tried to eat dandelions over and over again - I kept thinking I must be doing something wrong. I first ate them as a child when my mom would pick them from very young plants and make a salad similar to this but with oil and vinegar dressing. I didn't like it then and I still don't care for it. Darn things are bitter. I know they're good for you - but you have to eat them to get the benefit of that goodness and I just can't. Sorry. At least I gave it one star - for the memories. My mom kept a basket and a knife in the trunk of the car and would stop and pick dandelions from farmers fields when she was out in the country - she thought they were a big prize! This was back in the middle ages - in the 1950's and 60's! Read More
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