Healthy Dandelion Greens Recipes

Try these healthy dandelion green recipes from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell. Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) leaves grow in a circular arrangement, close to the ground with teeth pointing inwards. They taste bitter like arugula or chicory. To harvest, pick leaves from the base of their stems. Harvest in cool weather for best flavor; heat increases their bitterness. Dandelions are prolific weeds, so pick as much as you like. —Ellen Zachos, author of Backyard Foraging

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Thai Red Curry with Vegetables

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This flavorful Thai red curry recipe matches sweet potatoes with fresh dandelion greens and asparagus, though you can also substitute cauliflower florets, cubed Asian eggplant, squash or carrots. If using cauliflower or eggplant, add them earlier, when the potato is only partially cooked, as they will take longer to cook than asparagus. Classic Thai red curry is flavored with lime leaves and Thai basil. If you find them, use them, but even without them the vegetable curry will still be a knockout.

Vegetarian Thai Red Curry

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This flavorful vegetarian Thai red curry recipe matches sweet potatoes with fresh dandelion greens and asparagus, though you can substitute cauliflower florets, cubed Asian eggplant, squash or carrots. If you're using cauliflower or eggplant, add them earlier, when the potato is only partially cooked, as they will take longer to cook than asparagus. Classic Thai red curry is flavored with lime leaves and Thai basil. If you find them, use them, but even without them the vegetable curry will still be a knockout.