Dandelion Recipe Ideas | Food Bloggers of Canada

With spring here and dandelions popping up everywhere we thought we'd ask some of our FBC members across the country for their dandelion recipes as well as any tips they might have on using them. Dandelions are more than just a pesky weed!

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One Curious Ingredient - The Dandelion

Dandelion Recipes | Food Bloggers of Canada

 

Before you start harvesting your own dandelions for culinary purposes, be sure to check out our One Curious Ingredient article on dandelions.  Michelle goes over some tips for harvesting dandelions as well as some of the health benefits of dandelion greens. (Do NOT eat dandelions that have been sprayed with weed killer or any other type of spray treatment)

Dandelion Petal and Lemon Cookies with Kale Lemon Drizzle

Dandelion Recipes | Food Bloggers of Canada

Kate Hackworthy from Veggie Desserts is one of the most creative people we know when it comes to packing dessert full of healthy veggies and making them absolutely delicious (not to mention gorgeous).  Her take on using dandelions can be seen in these Dandelion Petal and Lemon Cookies with Kale Lemon Drizzle - that's spring in a cookie folks!

Greens and Grapefruit Salad

Greens and Grapefruit Salad

For even more information on the health benefits of dandelion greens, you'll want to read this post on The Healthy Benefits of Eating Greens and Weeds from FBCer Meghan Telpner's Academy of Culinary Nutrition - it includes a recipe for a Greens and Grapefruit Salad that included dandelion greens!

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Quinoa Salad with Sweet Potatoes, Bitter Greens & Maple Dijon Dressing

Dandelion Recipes | Food Bloggers of Canada

Dandelion greens can be used in any recipe that calls for bitter greens and that's exactly what Kristen from The Endless Meal used in her Quinoa Salad with Sweet Potatoes, Bitter Greens and Maple Dijon Dressing.  She's also got some good tips on using dandelions with her recipe!

Chicory, Sautéed Roman Style

Dandelion Recipes | Food Bloggers of Canada

Nicoletta and Loreto from Sugar Love Spices share their Italian heritage with us with their Chicory, Sautéed Roman Style recipe.  Nicoletta tells us that chicory is another name for dandelion greens, called cicoria in Italian, and it's a staple in Rome.  Her delicious version combines the greens with lots of garlic and olive oil!

Thank you to all our FBC Members who contributed recipes to our dandelion recipe roundup.

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