Doing some weeding this spring? Pick the dandelion greens and use them in this recipe. Make sure never to use herbicides or pesticides on your lawn,and these greens will be safe for you and all the other wildlife (bees, earthworms, butterflies, etc). This is a nice spicy recipe (add as much or as little hot peppers or flakes as desired), and a great way to use up your weeded dandelion greens!
Spicy Dandelion Greens Recipe
• Dandelion greens, torn into 4-inch pieces (as much as you like, around 1/2-1 pound of leaves)
• 2 tablespoons olive oil, sesame oil, or butter
• 1/2 onion, thinly sliced
• 3-4+ cloves garlic, minced (the more the better, right?!)
• salt and ground black pepper to taste
• 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
• Lemon Juice and/or Grated Lemon Rind (optional, for a twist!)
Heat up oil desired, and a bit of the garlic, in a non-stick skillet. Once the garlic gets fragrant, add your dandelion greens (and optional lemon rind) and sautee them on medium-high until they’re nicely wilted, about 3-5 minutes. Don't overcook the greens because you’ll lose nutrients the longer you heat them. Sprinkle a bit of salt on the greens, spritz with fresh lemon juice, and parmesan cheese if desire. Perfect on their own, or stirred into pasta. Enjoy!