I had to get dandelion greens for the miso soup and they only came in big bunches, so I have all this leftover dandelion.Does anyone have any vegan recipes for something with dandelion, or some creative ways to use it? I'd hate for it to go bad and I end up throwing it out. Thanks in advance!
Can you saute them like you would any hardy green? I would throw them in with spinach, kale, brussel sprout leaves, etc. and olive oil, garlic, hot pepper flakes and saute them. We love our sauted greens around our house!
I had the same problem.... I usually just throw them in salads or sautee them with any other greens or stir fry (I don't really care for them cooked alone). You can keep them fresher a little bit longer by standing the bunch up in a cup of water in the fridge.
HiI have not tried this but came across this recipe on the web... it sounds delish!!!Ingredients:1 pound dandelion greens1/2 cup chopped onion1 clove garlic, minced1 whole small dried hot chile pepper, seeds removed, crushed1/4 cup cooking oilsalt and pepper Vegan "Parmesan" Preparation:
Discard dandelion green roots; wash greens well in salted water. Cut leaves into 2-inch pieces. Cook greens uncovered in small amount of salted water until tender, about 10 minutes. Sauté onion, garlic, and chile pepper in oil. Drain greens; add to onion garlic mixture. Taste dandelion greens and season with salt and pepper. Serve with Vegan "Parmesan" Recipe for dandelion greens serves 4.
They are also great in salads. I think they are called for in the Sexy Inspired salad in TKD.
And there is no reason why you can't use them in place of other greens for any other recipe you have. If you make a rice porridge or mochi waffle for breakfast, serve some barely steamed dandelion greens along side.
I'm getting ready to go put a dent in my dandelion bunch as soon as I get done typing!
As has already been said, you can cook dandelion greens the way you would kale (steamed or sauteed with a little salt and garlic) or eat them raw on salads. At least in upstate New York, the wild dandelions will soon be appearing, and I'm going to go foraging! The greens are milder when picked young in early spring. By August, they are usually large and and bitter , which is fine if you like that. Just make sure that if you go out picking dandelions, you do so on a area that hasn't been sprayed and isn't on a road! Or...you could just buy them...haha :)