Miss Bonnie's Dandelion Salad Recipe

Get the dandelion benefits from the leaves in this dandelion salad recipe.



January/February 2015

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Harvest small, tender dandelion leaves before the plant flowers, and from an area that is not sprayed with chemicals. Wash and chop fine.

Ingredients:

Salad toppings:

• Hard-boiled eggs, chopped
• Sweet onion, diced
• Bacon bits

Dressing:

• 1 cup sugar
• 4 tablespoons flour
• 2 eggs
• 1/2 cup hot water
• 1 teaspoon dry mustard
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 cup vinegar

Instructions:

1. Mix the ingredients for the greens.

2. Whisk together dressing ingredients.

3. Bring to a boil, stirring. Add about 1 cup milk, and cook until thick. Do not boil. Allow to cool some before pouring over greens. 

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Carol J. Alexander is the author of Homestead Cooking with Carol: Bountiful Make-ahead Meals. She writes and gardens in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Emily still does a lot of the cooking.