Insalata di Radicchiella

Dandelion Salad

Preparation info

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Honey from a Weed

By Patience Gray

Published 1986

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Method

Gather young dandelions by cutting a stub of milky root together with its head of leaves, or take the plant whole when small. Wash under the tap, pare the root, leave in water for one hour, then drain, shake dry, and serve with a vinaigrette dressing, or add to a well dressed beetroot salad.

Visitors to Girona in Catalonia should enquire in autumn after a pheasant or a duck prepared with dandelions (El faisà o l’ànec amb queixals de vello). In the Pyrenees at high altitudes the variety alpinum is equally edible.