Some recipes that include dandelions include sautéed dandelion greens and dandelion pumpkin seed pesto. To make sautéed dandelion greens, remove the lower stems from 3 pounds of dandelion greens, and slice the leaves into 2-inch pieces.Continue Reading
Boil the greens in salted water for about 10 minutes or until they are tender. Rinse the greens in cold water, and squeeze out any excess water. Cook 5 large smashed cloves of garlic and 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes in 1/2 cup of extra-virgin olive oil over medium heat until the garlic starts to brown. Add in the greens with 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt, and cook them for an additional four minutes over medium-high heat.
To make the pesto, bake 3/4 cup of unsalted hulled pumpkin seeds in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for five minutes. Blend the seeds with 3 garlic cloves in a food processor, and then add 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese, 1 bunch of dandelion greens and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Blend the ingredients to combine, and then add 1/2 cup of extra-virgin olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. Process the ingredients until the pesto has a smooth texture.Learn more about Cooking