Dandelion Greens

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Domestically grown Italian Dandelion is a delicious and colorful addition to stir-fry, sautés, or salads where a new spicy element is what you are looking for.  An excellent source of Vitamins K, C, A, and fiber, while being low in carbohydrates and sugars, dandelion is also packed with minerals that will provide another boost to your arsenal of healthy greens.  The NutritionData website, gives it 5 stars for optimum health–its highest rating.My new favorite use is mixed with sautéed sliced ginger, bok choy, and chard for a colorful lunch salad with a splash of rice wine vinegar and some cut up cooked squash from the refrigerator.  Or if you are looking for cooked greens with blistered olives, onions, and lemon, use it in our version of the NY Times Mediterranean jam recipe. The dandelions there are  combined with other sautéed greens for flavor and texture contrasts.
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