While many people may think of dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) as a stubborn weed, it is actually considered a valuable plant chock full of nutritious health benefits. As one of the most abundant weeds throughout North America, the dandelion is quite possibly the easiest weed to recognize. This versatile green is very palatable when collected at the right time, in the right way—collect dandelion leaves in the spring before the flower buds appear and cut the greens with the top of the root still attached so the leaves stay together.
All About Dandelion: Recipes, Harvesting Tips and More
Below we feature some of our best articles about dandelion throughout the years. Learn how to harvest dandelion greens, discover the plant’s many health benefits, and use dandelion greens in your everyday cooking.
Our Favorite Dandelion Recipes
Dandelion is a very versatile plant. If you like bitter greens, you’ll find dandelions delicious, while steaming dandelion greens or mixing them with other greens will mask their bitterness. Read on to learn how to use this weed in everything from spring green salads, breakfast omelets, calzones and even wine.