Dandelion greens pack a nutritional punch. Serve them raw in this salad recipe with fresh goat cheese and apples for added flavor. If you don’t have apples in season, or stored, substitute any firm fruit that’s in season. You can embellish this salad with the colors of the season by sprinkling in any of our ‘SuperSalad Substitutions’ listed below.
2 T. cider vinegar
3 T. vegetable or nut oil
1 t. Dijon mustard
1 t. honey
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 bunch dandelion greens, washed and dried, stems removed
1/4 lb fresh white goat cheese, crumbled
1/2 c. walnuts, coarsely chopped
1 apple, cored and chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
Whisk vinegar, oil, mustard, honey, salt and pepper together.
Pour over greens and toss lightly.
Top with goat cheese, nuts and apple.
SuperSalad Substitutions (or Add-ins)
Yellow Pepper (diced)
Pomegranate Perils (seeds)
Instead of Goat Cheese, try Farmer’s Cheese.
Recipe Adapted from Mother Earth News. Roger Doiron (April/May 2008)
Dr. Jaspreet Mundeir, ND is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor practicing in the East Bay Area. She is the owner of East Bay Natural Medicine where she focuses on helping patients achieve their optimal health state using homeopathy, hydrotherapy, nutritional supplements, botanical medicine and bio-identical hormones.
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