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Dandelion Salad

Updated: Sep 17, 2022

As I am writing this, I am sitting outside in the spring sun, enjoying the warmth and the quiet farm noises of chickens, a crow and my hubby working on the greenhouse. It is the week before Easter – an important time for Christians, celebrating the resurrection of Christ and Passover for the Jews – remembering the evening before they left the slavery of Egypt.

It also marks the time when we find new beginnings all around us in nature. Here on the Homestead, the chickens roam free again, helping Marlon to till the garden. The seeds have become little plants and greens are showing up all over the place. Did you know that dandelions are not naive to the American continent? The first settlers and pioneers brought them along, for they knew that dandelions are robust and un-destroyable plant, which is abundantly nourishing. The first fresh greens in spring make a wonderful and tasty meal. I can’t wait until the dandelions are out! The first thing I will make is a:

Spring Dandelion Salad

  • 1 good handful of spring dandelion greens, coarsely chopped

  • 12 cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, sliced

  • 1 tbsp organic extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar

  • 1 tbsp water

  • 1.5 tbsp finely chopped nuts (walnuts, pine nuts, hazel nuts, sunflower seed – your choice)

  • 2 tsp prepared wild mustard

  • 1.5 tsp Tuscan Herb Spice Mix – salt-free

  • 1 pinch of LOVE

  • Sea salt & pepper to taste

  • several slices of bacon from pastured pigs (optional)

1. In a large bowl combine spring dandelion, cherry tomatoes and eggs. 2. In a separate bowl whisk together the remaining ingredients, but the bacon. 3. Arrange salad mix on a plate and drizzle with vinaigrette. 4. Garnish with freshly fried bacon, if you like. Enjoy! Do you have a favourite dandelion recipe? Send it to me and I will add it to our blog to the recipe library. And when I will write my dandelion cookbook, with your permission, I will add it together with your name as a contributor! I’d love to hear from you! Until then my hubby and I like to wish you and your family a Happy and sunny Easter! Yours Sabine

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