Dandelion Greens with Coconut Milk

This year we grew red stemmed Italian dandelion greens, and included them a few times in our CSA bags.  The truth is, dandelion greens don’t taste that great.  They are a little bitter, but are extremely good for you.  They have been used historically as a medicinal green, and are thought to have a diuretic quality, detoxify the blood, support liver function, as well as treat digestive disorders, arthritis, and eczema.  I chose the red stemmed variety because the red phyto-nutrients add an even bigger punch to this potassium rich plant.  

dandelion greens

It takes a little bit of care to cook these in a way that your family will eat them.  Try this recipe that includes coconut milk and lime, that is adapted from a kale recipe in Cook Smarts.   It nicely hides the bitterness of the greens and tastes great!

Ingredients:

  • Coconut oil
  • Real coconut milk 
  • Garlic
  • Lime
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Salt
  • Bunch of dandelion greens.

Instructions:

Chop the greens and garlic.  Add a few tablespoons of coconut oil to a large frying pan.  When hot, toss in the garlic and sauté a few minutes until fragrant.  Add about 1/3 cup of coconut milk and the greens.  Let simmer until the greens are wilted and the coconut milk has reduced into a nice sauce.  Add a good squeeze of lime, and a sprinkle of red pepper and salt.  Serve up the nutrition!

Eat your healthy veggies!

Robin

Dandelion Greens with Coconut Milk
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Ingredients
  1. Coconut oil
  2. Real coconut milk
  3. Garlic
  4. Lime
  5. Red pepper flakes
  6. Salt
  7. Bunch of dandelion greens.
Instructions
  1. Chop the greens and garlic. Add a few tablespoons of coconut oil to a large frying pan. When hot, toss in the garlic and sauté a few minutes until fragrant. Add about 1/3 cup of coconut milk and the greens. Let simmer until the greens are wilted and the coconut milk has reduced into a nice sauce. Add a good squeeze of lime, and a sprinkle of red pepper and salt. Serve up the nutrition!
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  1. Yum! This looks delicious!

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