Foraging: Dandelion Greens

So what have we been up to at Zara’s Hungry? Foraging my friends! It’s that amazing time of the year when we can actually supplement our diet with things we find in the wild (if you know me, wild is a relative term).

I desperately wanted to start the season with wild ramps and garlic, but could not find any local (We now have a place in Privincetown thanks to Lola!)

Instead I decided to focus on an easy forage. Dandelions. Everyone hates them right? SO WRONG. If you knew of the deliciousness they contained…you would never sneer at another one again. So with promises of playgrounds and homemade soda, Z, B and I dug up all the dandelions in our yard by the root. We’re visiting two neighbors yards tomorrow. We also stopped by Forges Field. The town doesn’t spray the areas that aren’t playing fields so we gave it a wide berth and picked about 6 cups of dandelion heads. More on that another day. As for today, the greens. Similar in taste to arugula (if it married watercress) with an amazing crunch. I added these greens to our bean and cheese burritos. They are also fantastic as a salad (think slightly wilted with goats cheese, walnuts and bacon with a lemon dressing…yum!).

Z loved every minute of our foraging, I can’t wait for what’s next!!

  

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About emellt

I love all things food and my plan is to my children feel the same way, one meal at a time. By sharing my recipes, activities and adaptations of others, I hope to get my, and your kids in the kitchen!
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