Nourishing Dandelion Greens

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
5 min 15 min 2
Nourishing Dandelion Greens
Health Highlights
An incredibly simple and nutritious side dish.


6 cup Water
2 tsp Salt
4 cup chopped Dandelion greens
2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
1 whole lemon(s) Lemon juice


  1. In a large pot, bring 6 cups of salted water to a boil.
  2. While waiting for water to boil, chop and clean dandelion greens. Cut stalks off approximately an inch or so above the root end and chop greens into manageable-sized pieces. Submerge chopped greens in a bowl of cold water and swish to get rid of any dirt or sand. Drain off and add to the pot of boiling water.
  3. Bring water back to a boil and cook for 10 minutes until dandelion greens are soft and tender. Transfer cooked greens from your pot, reserving the boiling liquid for dandelion tea.
  4. Dress with olive oil and freshly squeezed lemon juice. Serve with a piece of crusty bread and enjoy!


Nutritional Highlights:

Dandelion greens

One of the most nutritious plants in the world. Dandelion greens are amazing for the liver, have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and also aid in blood pressure and blood sugar regulation.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 182
Calories from fat 131
Calories from saturated fat 18.9
Total Fat 14.5 g
Saturated Fat 2.1 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.8 g
Monounsaturated Fat 10 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 2490 mg
Potassium 478 mg
Total Carbohydrate 11.8 g
Dietary Fiber 4.1 g
Sugars 1.2 g
Protein 3.2 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 0.1
Vegetables 2.0

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