Sautéed Dandelion Greens with Olive Oil and Garlic

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Dark leafy greens – you can’t get enough of them. Dandelion greens are so delicious, how did they ever get demoted to weeds? I am glad they are making a comeback in this country as a delicious, nutritious food.

Dandelion Greens

1lb Dandelion Greens
Water (to cover greens)
4 – 6 cloves Garlic Minced (more if you want to smell like you are afraid of Vampires)
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

1. Wash the greens well.
2. Place greens in a large stock pot, cover with water, put on the stove, turn on the heat and bring to a boil. Boil about 10 minutes or until ribs are tender. Remove from heat.
3. Drain in a colander, rinse with cold water and set aside.
4. Place a large sauté pan on the stove and heat for a couple of minutes.
5. Add the olive oil until it starts to thin but doesn’t smoke (about 2 minutes).
6. Add the minced garlic and sauté for about 4 minutes or until it begins to turn a light gold color but NOT BROWN.
7. Add the greens and raise the heat to medium high.  Sauté for about 6 minutes or until heated through.

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  6 comments for “Sautéed Dandelion Greens with Olive Oil and Garlic

  1. Deo Robbins
    August 8, 2011 at 2:16 am

    What are those yummy looking BBQ things next to the greens?

  2. August 8, 2011 at 4:46 am

    Yum! Not only are dandelion greens yummy, but they have medicinal properties. In fact, many people pay loads of money to buy dandelion tincture as it helps regulate blood sugar.

    What people want to call weeds they spray with toxic pesticides such as RoundUp and other herbicides. To learn more about the dangers of those, check out our website’s RoundUp page to learn about both the toxicity of the chemicals, and the manipulative politics of the chemical industry trying to make whole nations dependent on their chemicals, all for profit.

    Yes, your dandelion dish is political in the best of ways!

    • realworldwide
      August 8, 2011 at 4:24 pm

      We agree. Thanks for your post.

  3. August 8, 2011 at 4:49 am

    Oy! I guess I erased what I just wrote about the politics of eating dandelions, what Monsanto and other pesticide companies call weeds. Many pay a lot to buy dandelion tincture to help regulate blood sugar.

    This sounds like a really tasty way to “get the goods”.

    If you take a look at our RoundUp page you’ll learn more about the politics.

  4. ron
    April 30, 2012 at 12:54 am

    Just picked some “weeds” and cooked per your suggestion, adding fresh ginger to the saute. Seasoned with Mrs dash. Delicious. Wish I had the patience to pick more. The leaves are still small and tender. We don’t use any chemicals, so, I guess their organic, as well. Hate to think what it would cost in a restaurant

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