Updated: Sep 17
Spring is finally here! I found the first Dandelions! It is 3 weeks later than last year though. But that won’t keep me from being happy to see my favourite flower again!
In my mind I am going over what to do with the expected abundance of Dandelions.
But the first thing that came to my mind is...........Dandelion Quiche. This hearty dish is my twist on a French recipe for Quiche Lorraine (a tart with smoked bacon and a savoury custard).
We have a nice Green Salad with a Vinaigrette along with the Quiche and it makes a nice lunch or supper. The Quiche also freezes well and can be enjoyed warm and cold! Most of the times I don’t get to have it cold because it is gone in no time!
Serve a nice red wine with it to make it complete, but our Red Fruit Happy Tea makes a good companion as well!
Here are also some variations to the recipe:
1. Refreshing Tomato Quiche
Substitute Dandelion Greens with sliced Tomatoes
2. Savoury Lambs-Quarter Bacon Quiche
Substitute Dandelion Greens with Lambs-Quarter and add Bacon
3. Wild Herb Quiche
Add to the Dandelion Greens herbs like Nettle, Portulaca or any other green blend
Whatever you choose, let us know in the comments and post a picture!
Pst..... please be careful where you pick your Dandelion Leaves! Look for places free from pollution of traffic, dog pee – just to mention a few!
So let’s get to it – here is my recipe: