Edible Weeds: Dandelion Salad with Bacon

Try this delicious recipe and experience the benefits of edible weeds.


| March/April 2005


Once your lawn is free from harmful chemicals for at least a year—be sure your neighbors don’t spray over the fence!—you can do some beneficial weed eating. With your taste buds, that is. It’s not as weird as you might think. Dandelions, purslane, lamb’s quarters, and other weeds are not only edible, they’re delicious.

Henry’s Farm in central Illinois cultivates organic weed-eats and harvests wild ones.

Here’s a serving suggestion sure to please the palate:

Dandelion Salad with Bacon

• 3/4 pound dandelion leaves (about 6 cups)
• 2 tablespoons vinaigrette
• Salt and pepper
• Hint of sugar to taste
• 4 ounces smoked bacon (or olive oil, for vegetarians*)
• 1 slice French or Italian bread, cubed
• 2 tablespoons wine vinegar
• 1 hard-boiled egg, crumbled

Tear the greens into pieces and put into a warmed salad bowl with the vinaigrette. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and sugar.





mother earth news fair 2018 schedule

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

Next: April 28-29, 2018
Asheville, NC

Sit in on dozens of practical workshops from the leading authorities on natural health, organic gardening, real food and more!

LEARN MORE



Subscribe today and save 58%

Subscribe to Mother Earth Living !

Mother Earth LivingWelcome to Mother Earth Living, the authority on green lifestyle and design. Each issue of Mother Earth Living features advice to create naturally healthy and nontoxic homes for yourself and your loved ones. With Mother Earth Living by your side, you’ll discover all the best and latest information you want on choosing natural remedies and practicing preventive medicine; cooking with a nutritious and whole-food focus; creating a nontoxic home; and gardening for food, wellness and enjoyment. Subscribe to Mother Earth Living today to get inspired on the art of living wisely and living well.

Save Money & a Few Trees!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You’ll save an additional $5 and get six issues of Mother Earth Living for just $14.95! (Offer valid only in the U.S.)

Or, choose Bill Me and pay just $19.95.




Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter


Copyright 2018, All Rights Reserved
Ogden Publications, Inc., 1503 SW 42nd St., Topeka, Kansas 66609-1265