Dandelion Greens With Garlic

Dandelion Greens With Garlic
Dandelion Greens With Garlic

Diana Rattray

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 12 mins
Total: 27 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
200 Calories
15g Fat
15g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 200
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 20%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 425mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 41mg 207%
Calcium 250mg 19%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 528mg 11%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Dandelion greens are nutritious and full of flavor. Onion, garlic, and seasonings flavor these easily cooked dandelion greens. Use purchased or freshly picked dandelion greens in this recipe.

If you plan to pick your own dandelion greens, make sure you choose in an area that has not been treated with a pesticide or herbicide. Don't pick along roadsides or in parks where chemicals may have been used to control weeds or insects.

If you're looking for other ways to use fresh dandelion greens, consider bean dishes, soups, stews, and salads—they make a tasty substitute for spinach in a wilted spinach salad with bacon.


  • 1 pound dandelion greens

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 small dried hot chile pepper, seeds removed, crushed

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

  • Salt, to taste

  • Black pepper, to taste

  • Parmesan cheese

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Discard the dandelion green roots; wash greens well in salted water. Cut leaves into 2-inch pieces.

  3. Cook greens in an uncovered saucepan in a small amount of salted water until tender, about 10 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, heat the vegetable oil in a skillet or sauté pan over medium heat. Sauté the onion, garlic, and chile pepper, stirring, until the onion is translucent.

  5. Drain greens thoroughly; add to the onion garlic mixture.

  6. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

  7. Serve the dandelion greens with grated or shredded Parmesan cheese.

  8. Enjoy!