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Wilted Dandelion Greens Salad Recipe

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If you can't beat 'em, eat 'em. That's my motto. Dandelions are much more than a seasonal lawn annoyance. In addition to salads, dandelions make good jelly, wine, coffee and salad. Remember, though, to never pick dandelions in areas that have been sprayed with weed killer.—Noami Giddis, Grawn, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 cups dandelion greens
  • 2 bacon strips, diced
  • 2 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
  • DRESSING:
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Water

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 125 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 147 mg cholesterol, 139 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Directions

  1. Wash dandelion greens thoroughly; drain and place in a large salad bowl. Chill.
  2. Meanwhile, in a skillet, fry bacon until crisp. Remove and drain on paper towels. Discard all but 2 tablespoons of drippings.
  3. For dressing, combine eggs, vinegar, sugar and enough water to make 1 cup. Beat well; pour into the skillet. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and coats the back of a spoon. Pour over greens and toss well. Sprinkle with chopped eggs and crumbles bacon; toss lightly. Serve immediately. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Editor's Note: Verify that dandelion greens haven't been treated with lawn-care chemicals. When dandelions aren't in season, you can substitute fresh spinach for the greens.
Originally published as Wilted Dandelion Greens Salad in Taste of Home June/July 1993, p45

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 125 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 147 mg cholesterol, 139 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.

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