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Onion and Dandelion Salad Recipe

Description: You hear about eating dandelion leaves. But, how many people actually have? It's very, very few. The inner leaves of dandelions grown for consumption, are surprisingly not bitter. We dug deep, to find this all but lost recipe.

Important Tip: Don't go out in your yard, to pick dandelions in your lawn for a salad. They are bitter. The leaves of Dandelions grown for salads, are loosely tied together, so the inner leaves blanch to a creamy yellow-white, and are not bitter.


  • 6 Tablespoons bacon grease

  • 4 1/2 quarts dandelion leaves, washed and trimmed

  • 2 onions, peeled and sliced

  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

How to Make Onion and Dandelion Salad:

  1. Trim stems from dandelions.

  2. Rinse well and drain leaves.

  3. In a large saucepan, warm bacon grease on medium heat.

  4. Add dandelion leaves and onions, stirring frequently for about 3 minutes.

  5. Add vinegar, salt and pepper, mix in.

  6. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes, or until leaves are tender.

  7. Serve as a hot salad. 

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