Miss Bonnie’s Dandelion Salad Recipe

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You decide the amount of dandelion greens, hard-boiled eggs and other goodies go into Miss Bonnie’s Dandelion Green Salad.


    Salad toppings:

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


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


    • Mix the ingredients for the greens.
    • Whisk together dressing ingredients.
    • 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.  Interested in more? Check out Recipe Box: Make Your Own Cookbook Plus Heirloom Recipes from Carol J. Alexander.
      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.

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