Dandelion greens might not get as much hype as spinach and kale, but these dark leafy greens are loaded with nutrients and deserve a permanent spot on your grocery list. These prebiotic-rich plants are powerful detoxifiers and full of vitamins and minerals. The key to enjoying them is finding a simple recipe that can be whipped up in a flash and enjoyed for any meal.
Erewhon (LA’s luxe and addictively amazing healthy grocery chain) linked up with our peeps at Free People for this simple, nutrient dense recipe we love. This easy and seriously nutritious recipe is one of our favorites at the Erewhon prepared foods bar — and will definitely be a staple in our spring recipe rotation…
Erewhon’s Dandelion Quinoa Salad
for the salad:
8 oz organic green or red dandelion
8 oz organic red quinoa (cooked)
8 oz organic chickpeas (cooked)
1 oz organic green onion (sliced tops and bulbs)
for the dressing:
1 1/2 Tbsp champagne vinegar
¾ tsp Dijon mustard
½ tsp sea salt
pinch organic black pepper
3 oz organic olive oil
Wash and dry off dandelion, trim off about an inch from the bottom. Cut into ¾” pieces. In a bowl, combine dandelion, quinoa, chickpeas and sliced green onion. In a separate bowl, whisk all dressing ingredients. Pour dressing around the outside of the larger bowl and mix well by folding from outside to the center.