Dandelion and Spinach Greens is one of those super-foods that is a weight loss booster. I can’t get enough of. Recently I have re-introduced my taste buds the a more bitter green in my local food market…Dandelion. What I have found is that with the right mix of ingredients even this can be a go-to staple in your fridge. You may not want to add it to your morning smoothie.
I found this recipe online at Cook think but I wanted to make it my own so I tweaked it a little. Just because you find recipes online doesn’t mean you can’t deviate from it.
Recipes are just models from a chef for you to use as a guide. So you can learn how to balance flavors that may be new to you or teach you how to cook better.
In this recipe Pomegranate Molasses are used but don’t stress, here is a simple recipe to make your’s homemade using 2 simple ingredients -> found on Give Recipe .
Dandelion greens is super easy and requires absolutely no cooking what so ever . To change it up you can add raspberries instead of the pomegranate. Whatever your taste buds is feeling for the moment…EXPERIMENT, BE CREATIVE!
Dandelion Pomegranate Dijon Salad
1 large head dandelion greens
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon minced shallot
2 teaspoons pomegranate molasses
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
Rinse and thoroughly dry the greens, cut away any unwanted stems and discard them. Tear the remaining stems and leaves into bite-size pieces.
In a small bowl, combine the red wine vinegar, shallot and a sprinkling of salt and pepper. Set the bowl aside for 5-10 minutes so the vinegar has a chance to mellow out the shallots’ bite.
Whisk the pomegranate molasses and mustard into the shallot-vinegar mixture. Add the olive oil in a thin stream, whisking as you go until the dressing is emulsified.
Toss the greens with a little of the dressing at a time until they’re coated but not weighed down by the dressing. Add more salt and pepper to taste.
Just to give you a reason why you need to add Dandelion Greens to your repertoire of healthy foods is because the Latin name for Dandelion translates to disorder remedy. Which means that Dandelion improves your liver, your mood and this makes it the perfect detox leaf. The bitter-sweet green is such a natural diuretic, so you won’t lose potassium from your urine like most diuretic from pharmaceuticals or caffeinated beverages. One of the main reasons I love Dandelion tea so much.
It is also recommended for hormone-related conditions like PMS and a great aid in lowering blood pressure. Dandelion protects against macular degeneration and it is one of the richest green-veggie source of beta-carotene. One cup of dandelion contains 147 mg of calcium (milk is not the only source that does a body good), 244 mg potassium (just as great as a banana), 203 mg vitamin K, 3 grams of fiber (your colon will thank you) and 10,000 IU of vitamin A (no more skin issues).
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