Ever bought a bagged salad called “spring mix” from the grocery store that had a “lettuce” in it that looked suspiciously like dandelion greens? Surprise! It was dandelion greens.
Last night we picked some from our own backyard, and added them to baby spinach. For fun we added some edible wild violets, and these little yellow blossoms. The yellow flowers are blooming on an old cabbage plant that overwintered in the hoop house, and they taste like a sweet broccoli. They are a very fun garden surprise.
We ate the salad with wild salmon for a totally “wild meal”. Dandelion greens taste a bit bitter compared to other lettuces, so we dressed the salad with a sweet poppy seed dressing. That way, even the boys ate it up.