I've mentioned it before- harvesting from Mother Nature's naturally cared for garden is amazing. I literally have to do absolutely no work in the growing process, but get to reap the benefits of delicious food. All I have to do is go outside, take what I need, thank God for the gift, and enjoy it. Score!
When I first heard about eating dandelions, I'm not going to lie, I thought it sounded disgusting. Eating weeds? Gross! Turns out they're actually not. Eaten fresh, dandelions are a kind of bitter salad vegetable with a hint of that dandelion-smell taste. It can be comparable to arugula. We chose to eat them cooked on quesadillas, and they were really quite tasty! In fact, the greens themselves were pretty much
well incorporated into the rest of the quesadilla, which meant they were easily hidden. So why would I want to eat dandelion greens? Well, nutritionally, they're extremely healthy for you. They're high in calcium, potassium, Vitamin A, and Vitamin K. Also, they're everywhere. It's literally free food just waiting for you to take!
To make the quesadillas, all I did was take some grilled chicken we had left over, mix it up with Greek yogurt, shredded cheddar cheese, onions, and some garlic powder. Then I placed it on a tortilla and covered it with dandelion greens. Then, I folded over the tortilla and fried it on both sides in butter until it was a nice brown color. That's it! It really was a good meal that I felt excited to feed to my family. Have you tried dandelion greens? What did you think? What did you make? Share in the comments!
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