Boiled Dandelion Greens

Horta Vrasta


Preparation info

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    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      25 min

Appears in

My Big Fat Greek Cookbook: Classic Mediterranean Soul Food Recipes

My Big Fat Greek Cookbook

By Christos Sourligas and Evdokia Antginas

Published 2019

  • About

Horta vrasta is probably the healthiest staple in Greek households. Two little known facts: 1) The Greek word for vegetarian is hortofagos, which means “weed-eater”; and 2) most people mistake the word horta solely for dandelion greens. The word actually means “greens” in Greek. And in Greece, there are heaps of greens that fall into this category. For example, the island of Crete claims over 100 edible wild mountain greens native only to that island. So, for this recip