Dandelion Greens with Spicy Vinaigrette

Want to forage your own dandelion greens? Select the smallest, tenderest leaves for this salad.

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Green salads were not usually part of the African-American culinary lexicon, but because they could be foraged, dandelion greens became an exception. Select the smallest, tenderest leaves for this salad.



  • 1 lb. young dandelion greens
  • 1 Vidalia onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 Tbs. vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbs. red wine vinegar
  • Pinch sugar
  • 4 dashes hot pepper sauce, or to taste
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


1. Wash greens. Discard any discolored or fibrous ones, and tear into bite-sized pieces. Spin dry, and place with onion in nonreactive salad bowl.
2. Combine remaining ingredients in small jar, cover and shake well to mix thoroughly. Adjust seasonings, pour over greens, toss and serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size Serves 4
  • Calories 100
  • Carbohydrate Content 8 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 8 g
  • Fiber Content 3 g
  • Protein Content 2 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Sodium Content 60 mg
  • Sugar Content 2 g
  • Trans Fat Content 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat Content 0 g