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Dandelion Greens Salad (Radikia)

March 3, 2014 by: Zoe Vlachos Nutritional Insight, Recipes, Vegetarian

You read correctly- dandelion greens!  The same weeds or “horta” that are a nuisance to landscapers and people everywhere!  Now, what if I told you that studies have shown evidence, that if incorporated into your daily diet, these weeds can:  detoxify your entire system, prevent or lower high blood pressure and cholesterol, improve gastro-intestinal health, prevent or cure liver diseases, kidney stones, anemia, diabetes and cancer. Would you still reach for the bottle of weed killer? Instead reach for a bottle of olive oil and enjoy!

This Greek dandelion salad is simply made by boiling the greens until slightly tender, and then tossing them with olive oil, lemon juice and salt to taste. This salad is often accompanied by a side of fish.   You can find dandelion greens at your local grocery store year round!

I used: 

  • 2 bunches of store bought dandelion greens
  • juice of one lemon
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • salt to taste

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