Dandelion Greens (Or Arugula) and Avocado Salad

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

Inspired by Jessica K's wonderful recipe (#136460). IMPORTANT NOTES: While I can buy tender arugula at Trader Joe's, I find that the supermarket dandelion leaves are all pretty tough, even the organic ones. So it would be better to pick some fresh young dandelion leaves from a lawn that is not chemically treated. Regarding amounts of ingredients for this salad: Normally I am pretty flexible when giving amounts for salads, but I will say this: when using bitter greens such as dandelion, or peppery/pungent greens such as arugula, make sure you have enough milder veggies (such as tomato, avocado, cuke, etc.) to counter the sharpness of those greens.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Tear dandelion greens into bite sized pieces, discarding the tough parts and stems. Place greens in a salad bowl.
  2. Add onion, avocado tomato and cucumber.
  3. Add oil, lemon juice and seasoning.
  4. Toss.
Most Helpful

We loved this salad! I used a mix of dandelion and arugula and a mix of flax seed and olive oil. The addition of dill was very nice, I used fresh one because that's what I had. Thanks for sharing :)
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Mia in Germany May 08, 2012