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    jhumberghgnet
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    Default Dandelion Salad


    Dandelions taste a little like endive. Here is a quick recipe for
    those "weeds".

    Ingredients:
    1/2 pound torn dandelion greens
    1/2 red onion, chopped (optional)
    2 tomatoes, chopped
    1/2 teaspoon dried basil
    salt and pepper to taste
    Directions: In a medium bowl, toss together dandelion greens, red

    onion, and tomatoes. Season with basil, salt, and pepper. You can
    also add a touch of vinegar.


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    Default dandelion salad

    Gathering our own salad is such a lovely way of connecting to the natural
    world. Dandelion greens - available in your own organic back yard or in the
    supermarket - are bursting with valuable carotenoids and vitamins, a true spring
    tonic that will enliven and nourish you and your family.

    We include a great spring dressing recipe, too: add a little zip to all your
    salads!

    INGREDIENTS

    3 cups dandelion leaves
    2 thin slices red onion, separated into rings

    1. On a sunny day, grab a basket and venture out on a foraging expedition. Be
    sure to choose dandelions leaves from areas that have never been sprayed, and
    are at least six feet from roadways, to avoid heavy metal contamination.

    2. When you have about 3 cups of young, tender leaves, bring them indoors and
    wash them gently.

    3. Serve, chilled if you like and topped with onion, along with the following
    dressing:

    ZIPPY SPRING DRESSING

    INGREDIENTS

    2 tablespoons olive oil
    2 tablespoons flaxseed oil
    2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
    1 teaspoon anise seed (optional)
    2 teaspoons fresh peppermint, chopped
    2 teaspoons tamari
    2 ? teaspoons honey mustard or miso

    1. Combine all ingredients and whisk thoroughly to blend.
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