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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.


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)


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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5:03AM PST on Jan 28, 2013

Easy and tasty

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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


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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