16 Dandelion Recipes To Try
All parts of the dandelion are edible and have medicinal and culinary uses. It has long been used as a liver tonic and diuretic. In addition, the roots contain inulin and levulin, starchlike substances that may help balance blood sugar, as well as bitter taraxacin, which stimulates digestion.Dandelion roots are best harvested from late fall through early spring, when the plant is dormant and has stored up energy in the root. So now is a perfect time to get harvesting.
The taste of dandelion resembles a slightly bitter green like arugula. You can eat them fresh in salads, or cook them on the stove. With these 16 fun and tasty recipes you’ll find plenty of ways to use dandelions in the kitchen. With everything from salads and syrups to pizzas and jellies this list has it all…plus a few surprises too!