Dandelion dishes are all the rage right now, and for good reason! The versatile plant is packed with nutrition, has a unique flavor, and can be used in numerous ways to liven up different meals. Here are five delicious dandelion-based recipes that make this incredible ingredient the main event:
1. Dandelion & Spinach Frittata – This savory breakfast or brunch dish has a gorgeous presentation and is full of flavor. Simply beat together eggs, dandelion greens, spinach, garlic, salt and pepper. Sauté in olive oil until the bottom sets then finish off in the oven for about 15 minutes.
2. Dandelion & Beet Salad – This vibrant salad is perfect for any meal. Start with a base of shredded dandelion greens and top it off with roasted red beets, toasted walnuts, crumbled feta, and a homemade vinaigrette.
3. Dandelion & Potato Soup – For a hearty and comforting meal, try this dandelion and potato soup. Saute onions in butter until softened then add potatoes, vegetable broth, dandelion greens, garlic, nutmeg, and salt & pepper. Simmer until the vegetables are tender then pulse with an immersion blender to make a smooth creamy soup.
4. Dandelion & Bacon Pizza – Give your pizza a unique twist by topping it with dandelion greens and bacon. Start with a store-bought crust and top it with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, cooked bacon, and plenty of dandelion greens. Bake until the cheese is bubbly and enjoy!
5. Dandelion & Feta Fritters – These fritters make a great appetizer or side dish. Start with mashed potatoes and mix in feta cheese, dandelion greens, garlic, parsley, salt & pepper and an egg to hold it all together. Fry each ball until golden brown then serve with sour cream or tzatziki sauce.