Thursday, April 5, 2012

Dandelion Green Salad

serves 2 ~ $1.91 per serving
 
 

ingredients
  • dandelion greens ($.00)
  • 1 head green leaf lettuce ($.2.29)
  • 1 avocado ($.88)
  • 1 medium onion ($.05)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil ($.20)
  • 2 tablespoons agave ($.20)
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar ($.20)

I'm amazed at how many edibles are in my yard. Right now, it's excellent dandelion weather. Dandelion greens are pretty easy to identify, but if unsure, please research what plants are edible and which are not. Dandelion greens can also be found in places like Whole Foods, or can be grown in the garden from seed.

To makes the salad, rinse the dandelion greens and chop the lettuce. Chop the avocado and thinly slice the onion and add. Toss with a simple dressing of olive oil, agave, and apple cider vinegar whisked together. Salt and pepper to taste.
 
nutritional information:       calories: 219      fat: 20 gr      carbs: 41 gr      protein: 7 gr

5 comments:

  1. Pretty header!

    I really need to try dandelion greens. They just scare me to death. The ick factor re: the flower's scent.

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  2. looks delish! with all the weeds growing in my yard, i haven't found one dandelion! last year i had plenty - we had them in salads and i dehydrated the rest to make dandelion tea. i hear it's very good for the liver.

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  3. hey Lisa--salad looks beautiful.
    we adore dandelion and I was intriqued when you said they can be grown in the garden by seed. do you have a source to buy dandelion seeds?? I'd love to know it can you e-mail me please.
    thanks.
    peace,
    elizabeth

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    1. Elizabeth, quite a few of the more popular seed catalogs carry dandelion seed. Johnny's is one ... http://www.johnnyseeds.com/p-8211-dandelion.aspx

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  4. Wow.. it's mouthwatering.. I need to try this. Brisbane Recruitment Agency

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