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.

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


Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton3 years ago


Fiona T.
Fi T.3 years ago

Easy and tasty

Ram Reddy
Care member3 years ago


J.L. A.
JL A.4 years ago


J.L. A.
JL A.4 years ago


Kimberly McMahen
Kimberly McMahen4 years ago

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

Gary C.
Gary C.4 years ago


Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Jennifer C.
Past Member 5 years ago

Healthy recipe. Thanks for sharing.

K s Goh
KS Goh5 years ago

Thanks for the article.