Savoy Dandelion Salad

Dandelion greens are known to be healthy, but they are naturally bitter. Savoy Dandelion Salad is the answer to deliciously enjoy the healthful benefits of dandelion greens.

Dandelion greens are regarded as vital sources of Vitamin A, anti-oxidants, polyphenols and other micronutrients associated with greens overall. The dandelions are known for bitter properties that reduce mucous which tends to accumulate in the winter months. 

Tuning into Mother Nature we see dandelion and lighter green vegetables and some berries naturally emerge. They aid your body to boost natural detoxification and rejuvenation associated with spring.

Dandelions: the flower, leaves and root are edible. Choose organic or wild dandelions that you know haven’t been sprayed. They provide seasonally healthful properties for you to be vibrant and ageless. Tam John, author of A Fresh Wellness Mindset and Founder of the EatRight-LiveWell integrative and functional approach to smarter self care offers her recipe for Savoy Dandelion Salad.

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Dandelion greens are known for being supportive of healthy liver function.  The human liver performs over 500 functions, the main one being natural detoxification. 

The dandelion root is traditionally used in teas.  You can also eat the flower.  Try it in a smoothie.  Be sure to choose certified organic dandelion greens, roots and flowers so you know they haven't been sprayed with chemicals.

The dressing on Savoy Dandelion Salad is light, slightly sweet with a fresh tangy taste to dispel the natural bitterness of the greens. The salad pairs beautifully with grilled fish, lemon or teriyaki chicken.  It is best eaten within a couple of days at most. 

Greens are a vital part of eating seasonally and healthfully. Tam John and EatRight-LiveWell offer a Savoy Dandelion Salad recipe to make getting your bitter greens sweetly delicious.

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Recipe for Savoy Dandelion Salad

INGREDIENTS

One bunch finely chopped organic dandelion greens (rinsed well) 

½ cup green onions, thinly sliced  

2 cups thinly sliced savoy cabbage (Napa cabbage is also a good substitute)

 1 cup broccoli sprouts  

DRESSING INGREDIENTS

3 Tbsp lemon juice or one whole lemon juiced

1 Tbsp. mirin or rice wine vinegar

1/8 tsp. sesame oil

1 tsp. apple cider vinegar

1 tsp. tamari soy sauce

2 Tbsp. olive oil

¼ tsp. maple syrup

 DIRECTIONS:

 Place the prepared vegetables in a bowl.  Hold the sprouts out to add as a topping at the end.

Whisk the dressing ingredients together.

Lightly incorporate dressing over the vegetables.  Top with the sprouts.

Serve immediately. 

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