I’m so happy that dandelion greens are become easier to find in grocery stores! With their slightly bitter taste and tender texture, these healthy greens are wonderful served raw in a salad like this one, but also sauteed or even stirred into a warm pot of soup. Bursting with nutrients as well, this variety of greens should be at the top of your produce list each and every time you are out shopping!
For this tasty salad I topped the chopped, washed dandelion greens with crunchy sliced almonds, sweet red pear pieces, and creamy Gorgonzola cheese. A nice Roquefort or any variety of blue cheese works just fine, especially when paired with a simple homemade Dijon mustard vinaigrette.
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Dandelion Greens with Sliced Red Pear, Almonds & Blue Cheese
- 1 bunch dandelion greens, ends trimmed, leaves washed, dried and cut into bite-sized pieces
- 1 red pear, large dice
- 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
- 1/4 cup toasted, sliced almonds
- For the vinaigrette:
- 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
- juice of 2 lemons
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- Shake or whisk the vinaigrette ingredients together until smooth and emulsified. Season with salt and pepper to taste.