28 Apr

Dandelion Detox Salad

This recipe is one of my favourites for detoxing because it’s so balanced. The mushrooms lend it a meaty flavour, you get a hint of bitterness from the dandelion, a touch of heat from the garlic and a bit of sour from the lemon as well as sweetness from the onion. To learn more about the benefits of dandelion, click here

Ingredients:

10 cups           dandelion greens, tough lower stems discarded

2 litres             water (for boiling greens)


3 tbsp              extra-virgin olive oil

2                      garlic cloves, sliced very thin


2 cups             shitake mushrooms, chopped


2 cups             red onion, chopped


¼ cup              pumpkin seeds or hemp hearts

             juice of 1 lemon


                       grey or pink unrefined salt to taste

Directions:

1. Cut dandelion leaves cut crosswise into 2 inch pieces


2. To reduce the bitterness, boil the dandelion greens ahead. (If you don’t mind the full bitter flavour, skip this step.)

3. Bring 2 litres of water to a boil. Add dandelions and cook uncovered, until ribs are tender (about 5 minutes).

4. Drain liquid in a colander, catching the extra water in a second pot to be saved as therapeutic dandelion tea. Press out excess water.

5. Heat oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over medium heat until it shimmers, then cook garlic and onions, stirring, until pale golden (about 45 seconds).

6. Add the chopped mushrooms and sauté for 5 minutes until soft.

7. Add greens and sea salt and sauté until coated with oil and heated through (about 3 minutes).

8. Serve warm or cold with a garnish of seeds and squeeze of fresh lemon juice.

Makes 8 servings

Comments  

# Christine Peets 2014-04-29 16:46
I was just introduced to you by a friend this morning, and I'm loving what I've found so far. I've signed up for the newsletter, and will be ordering the book.

I hope to meet you in Kingston when you are there.
# Julie Daniluk 2014-04-29 20:56
Thanks so much for the feedback Christine!

Be sure to introduce yourself in Kingston.

Cheers, Julie

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