How to cook dandelion

How to cook dandelion: the recipes to make you enjoy the bestdandelion.Dandelion pizzas, jams, herbal teas, sautéed dandelions… Here are our recipes.

With thedandelion, also known asdandelion,you can create a large number ofrecipes. Therecipes based on dandelionstake advantage of both the flowers and the leaves of this delightful wild plant.

Recipes with dandelions
On the page titledDandelion, uses in cooking, we have described to you how to cook dandelion with simple indications that see the dandelion leaves used sautéed, added to omelettes, soups and stews, flans ... We have also proposed therecipegodspickled dandelion buds.

Herbal teas with dandelions
Thanks to its properties, thedandelionit can be used for the preparation of detoxifying and purifying herbal teas for the body. As an alternative to the do-it-yourself infusion, you can purchase ready-to-use herbal teas such as the Bonomelli Depurative Herbal Tea based on dandelion extract, nettle, milk thistle and turmeric. A pack of 16 filters costs € 2.23. It is recommended to consume 2 cups of herbal tea a day at any time of the day. It is prepared like the classic tea: pour boiling water into a cup containing the filter and leave to infuse for 4 - 5 minutes. The herbal tea combines the diuretic properties of dandelion with the special taste of turmeric, nettle and milk thistle, plants famous for their purifying properties.

Dandelion meatballs, the recipe

It is an ancient recipe of the peasant tradition that sees the use of dandelion leaves. The result is nice and very tasty vegetarian meatballs.

Vegetarian Dandelion Meatballs - Ingredients for 2 people

  • 100 grams of leaves of dandelion already boiled
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 medium boiled potato
  • 3 tablespoons of grated cheese
  • 3 tablespoons of breadcrumbs
  • salt and pepper as required
  • oil for frying as required

How to do the dandelion meatballs, recipe

  1. Boil the leaves of dandelion
    Wash the dandelion. Boil the leaves of dandelion preferably in a pressure cooker (they are cooked in 15 minutes covered with water). Otherwise, boil them normally in the classic pot, again you will have to cover them with water and let them cook for 25 minutes.
  2. Chop the dandelion leaves
    Using a crescent, finely chop the leaves of dandelion. In a separate bowl, mash the previously boiled potato and add the egg.
  3. Combine all the ingredients
    Mix egg and potato well, add salt, pepper and dandelion chopped. Mix well and add the cheese and just a tablespoon of breadcrumbs. Mix well until the mixture is well blended and compact.
  4. Meatballs for frying
    Shape into meatballs, pass them in breadcrumbs and fry them in a pan with plenty of boiling oil. The meatballs of dandelion they should be cooked well on both sides and served hot.

Dandelion jam, the recipe

Those who love unusual jams but with ancient flavors, can try their hand at the preparation of dandelion. In this recipe the yellow flowers of thedandelion. For the recipe for dandelion jam, please refer to the articleDandelion jam.