If you like bitter greens but haven’t yet tried dandelions, make today the day. Whether you pick them from a field, receive through your CSA or just buy at the market, tender, young dandelion greens are just coming into season; they’re a great substitution for escarole, broccoli rabe or chicory.

dandelion greens

Food Ideas

  • Love to Cook: Pan-fried or grilled fish with dandelion salad
  • Weeknight Reality: Pasta with sausage and dandelion greens
  • Need a Miracle: Dandelion salad with Parmesan & poached eggs

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Parting Thought

It gives one a sudden start in going down a barren, stony street, to see upon a narrow strip of grass, just within the iron fence, the radiant dandelion, shining in the grass, like a spark dropped from the sun.

Henry Ward Beecher