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Spicy Dandelion Greens

Dandelion greens are one of season’s earliest veggies to pop up in spring.

Dandelion greens are one of season’s earliest veggies to pop up in spring. If you have been enjoying dandelion greens in a salad, try sauteing them for this spicy side dish.

Dandelion greens are actually quite tasty in salads, sauteed or steamed. They taste like chicory and endive, and are a bit bitter.

As for their health benefits, dandelions support digestion, reduce swelling and inflammation, and treat viruses, jaundice, edema, gout, eczema and acne.

So, eat up!

Spicy Dandelion Greens


  • 1 to 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 chili or 1/2 teaspoons red chili flakes
  • Bunch of dandelion greens

Cooking Directions

  1. Heat oil in skillet.
  2. Add garlic and chili until infused (one to two minutes).
  3. Add dandelion greens until wilted. Enjoy!

Sara Conrad

Sara is an eternal student. Currently studying Tibetan Culture at Indiana University, she loves to cook with fresh, organic, vegetarian ingredients – but also has never turned down fake mashed potatoes in a buffet line.

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