28 Ways To Eat Dandelions W/ Recipes

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The other day I noticed how many dandelions were popping up in our yard.  For some reason, this caught my eye and I began to remember how much I loved them as a kid.  I used to make numerous crowns for myself and my dolls, make thousands of wishes, & I even ate them before I knew they were safe to eat.  I loved eating them, so started the gears in my head to spin, & I decided this year I need to use the free bounty that was given to us, the best way I can.  There were two ways that came to mind: using them in our meals & beauty care products.  Today’s post is all I am showing you different ways you can incorporate into your meals, with links to the recipes.
But before I share delicious recipes, I thought I would include some helpful information about the benefits of dandelions.  I’ve included three helpful infographics I found on Pinterest to show you all the benefits of using the whole dandelion (root, leaves, & flower part).

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Now, lets talk about the different ways you can use these bright colored flowers in your meals.  I’ve researched and researched and come up with 28 different ways you can eat them.  Just click on the idea and it will bring you to a site that offers a recipe that’s worth trying.  So, here we go……..

Juice
Cakes & Cupcakes
Breads
Soup
Side dishes
Pancakes
Wine
Fried
Jelly
Muffins
Chips
Tea & Chai tea
Coffee
Pesto
Syrup
Butter
Frittata
Macarons
Bread pudding
Cookies
Ravioli
Veggie burgers
Pizza
Salad
Tincture
Vinegar
Sausages
Stew
What are your favorite ways to eat dandelions?  If you haven’t before, what recipe appeals to you the most?


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23 thoughts on “28 Ways To Eat Dandelions W/ Recipes

  1. I think I would have to pick them elsewhere as my dog lives in our yard and I can’t imagine finding and eating them from this destination. If I found some cleanish ones, I think I would go with juicing them.

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    • I have to be selective where we pick, making sure it isn’t where the dog has been. Even if i’m making soap, it still grosses me out, lol. Juicing them is a nice idea and great way to add them into your diet.

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    • Awesome, thanks for the addition. I too just started working with dandelions, but i’m loving it. This weekend I’m gonna make dandelion soap. Let me know how the muffins or wine come out 🙂

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  2. I never would have thought to eat dandelions. Clearly I was not a particularly adventurous child? Haha. Great way ti make use of something most of us would probably dismiss as a weed (or perhaps that’s just me) 🙂

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  6. It’s amazing how many things you can make with Dandelions! Thank you for sharing and linking all the recipes! I really want to try the Dandelion Macarons. Pinned! It’s a pleasure co-hosting with you #OhMyHeartsieGirlWW ! Have a great week!
    Christine@ Cherishing a Sweet Life

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  7. Dandelion tea is really good! Thanks for Co-Hosting the Oh My Heartsie Girl Wordless Wednesday! I look forward to seeing you again next week!
    Mary
    Jingle Jangle Jungle

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  10. I had no idea you could eat dandelions. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for co-hosting Oh My Heartsie Girl WW. Looking forward to seeing you next week.

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  11. Hi Sarah, I have never eaten dandelions, but from the sounds of it are very healthy, I do remember as a kid we would pick the flowers, remove the heads but curl the stems, and chew on them, maybe I was getting benefits then I didnt even know about.

    Thanks for Co-Hosting with me this month, it is fun to get to know new blogger this way.
    Have a great week, Karren
    xoxo

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  12. I had no idea you could eat dandelions! It makes me not as worried about the fact that my 3 year old was eating some the other day… Haha
    Thanks for co-hosting on Wordless Wednesday!

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