George Washington Carver's Dandelion Salad (1942)

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Recipe by Chocolatl

Adapted from the bulletin, "Nature's Garden for Peace and Victory," February 14, 1942. Be sure to use only young, tender leaves that have not been treated with pesticide.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups finely shredded dandelion greens
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 small radishes, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced parsley
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (optional)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • vinaigrette (or mayonnaise)
  • hard-boiled egg, sliced, for garnish
  • pickled beet, for garnish


  1. Mix the dandelion, onion, radishes, parsley, sugar, salt and pepper.
  2. Add vinaigrette and toss to mix.
  3. Garnish with slices of egg and/or beets.

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