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Warm Dandelion Greens

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From EatingWell:  May/June 1991

Here, peppery-tasting dandelion greens are simply sautéed with olive oil and garlic and then tossed with balsamic vinegar plus some crisped Canadian bacon. Dandelion greens are a favorite springtime wild edible, but if you don't get them early enough, they begin to toughen. If large, store-bought dandelion greens are used, blanch them for 1 to 2 minutes in boiling water before sautéing.

6 servings | Active Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Fry bacon in a large cast-iron skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat until edges curl, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the pan and drain on paper towels.
  2. Pour off excess fat from the pan and add oil. Add garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until light brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Add still-damp greens, stir to coat them with the oil, cover pan and steam until just limp, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add vinegar and the cooked bacon, toss lightly and serve garnished with flowers and small leaves (if using).

Nutrition

Per serving : 119 Calories; 6 g Fat; 2 g Sat; 3 g Mono; 10 mg Cholesterol; 11 g Carbohydrates; 7 g Protein; 4 g Fiber; 303 mg Sodium; 496 mg Potassium

1 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1/2 high-fat meat