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Wild and Lively Greens Salad

Wild and Lively Greens Salad

This past weekend, my sweetheart and I gathered dandelion greens from my yard and added them to our salad, along with some red onion, nutty shaved Parmesan, and a splash of tangy honey-mustard dressing. Dandelions are bursting with phytonutrients, great for our health, and we went wild for the flavors of this lively salad that makes use of the healthful, humble dandelion.

INGREDIENTS

4 cups mixed salad greens
1 cup dandelion greens
1/2 medium red onion, sliced in very thin rings
1/4 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, shaved with a vegetable peeler into thin curls (optional)

Dressing

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons freshly-squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons stone-ground or country-style mustard
Salt and freshly-ground pepper, to taste

1. Place mixed salad greens in a pretty salad bowl. Sprinkle dandelion greens on top, then scatter the onion rings on top of that.

2. Whisk all dressing ingredients in a small bowl. Immediately before serving, drizzle salad with dressing, then top with shaved cheese, if using.

Serves 4.

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By Cait Johnson, author of Witch in the Kitchen (Inner Traditions, 2001).

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Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson, MFA, is the author of six books, including Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit, Witch in the Kitchen, Celebrating the Great Mother and Tarot Games. She has been a counselor for more than 20 years, and teaches workshops on seasonal elemental approaches to self-healing, conscious eating, and soul-nurturing creativity.

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11:02AM PST on Feb 23, 2013

Thanks.

5:03AM PST on Jan 28, 2013

Easy and tasty

11:21PM PST on Jan 25, 2013

Cait,thanks

6:24AM PDT on May 29, 2012

yum

11:34PM PDT on Apr 25, 2012

yum

10:03AM PDT on Mar 23, 2012

There are so many yummy ways to use dandelions and I have tons around the farm!

7:57PM PST on Jan 15, 2012

Thankyou...

7:04AM PST on Dec 24, 2011

Thank you

12:20AM PDT on Aug 10, 2011

Healthy recipe. Thanks for sharing.

8:31PM PDT on Jun 17, 2011

Thanks for the article.

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