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Eating Weeds: 22 Delicious Dandelion Recipes You Need to Try

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Weeds, you say? Not anymore!

If you haven’t been eating weeds, you’re missing out, especially when it comes to dandelion. And now, it’s easier than ever to cook with this superfood. These 22 delicious recipes will appeal to anyone’s tastebuds.

Dandelion greens are packed with vitamins and minerals like vitamin A, C and K; iron; calcium; magnesium and more! They also contain antioxidants and flavonoids to help protect against free radicals in the body. The leaves can be eaten raw or cooked—and they taste great either way.

We’ve rounded up some of the best dandelion recipes on the web, from a classic dandelion-and-mushroom quiche to an easy-peasy bread recipe that’ll have your mouth watering in no time. So go ahead: Try something new today!

Dandelion Macarons

Sweet little macaron cakes filled with Dandelion Swiss Meringue Buttercream flavored with dandelion jelly. A sweet way to be eating weeds!


These nettle seed and dandelion bars are a powerhouse treat packed with nutrition that are sure to give you all the energy you need, 

Dandelion Sourdough Pancakes

Dandelion season is here, and we’re going to be eating weeds! Dandelions are tasty in pancakes! Especially in this super fluffy sourdough. 

Scandinavian Dandelion Syrup Recipe

Eating weeds is a tradition around the world! Try this traditional Scandinavian foraging recipe, made with fresh dandelions and green apples.

Dandelion Peanut Butter Cookies

Harvest and use some dandelion petals for their honey-like flavor in these tasty and slightly nutritious Dandelion Peanut Butter Cookies.

Roasted Dandelion Root Coffee Cake

Here’s a great way to get started eating weeds!  Try this delicious infused roasted dandelion root coffee cake. Yeasted and lightly sweet.

Pesto. Too delicious for words, right? And although serving it on pasta is still a great way to eat it, tryit on potatoes, pizza, sandwiches, and as a dip.

Dandelion Wine

A smooth and hearty flower wine with citrus notes that will warm you from head to toe.,  A simple wine recipe suitable for the beginner winemaker

Forage dandelions and make some homemade bread that is perfect with breakfast eggs or in the lunch box peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

Dandelion Candy

Great tasting and naturally good for you! Or, at least, better for you than commercial candy with corn syrup and chemical dyes.

We took a favorite rhubarb pie recipe and added in fresh golden dandelions for added nutrition and taste. This pie is so delicious!

Dandelion and Mushroom Quiche

A great way to dive into eating weeds…this crustless quiche made with wild greens and wild foraged mushrooms is going to rock your world!

When dandelions are abundant in springtime make this infused dandelion vinegar! It has a subtle sweetness and bitterness combined and can be used to make a wonderful salad dressing.

Sautéed Dandelion Greens with Eggs

This five-ingredient breakfast or dinner utilizes one of the healthiest vegetables: fresh dandelion greens! Paired with fresh eggs, and you have the perfect meal!

dandelion jelly

Dandelions are more than just weeds! They’re nutritious wild food that also makes a delicious, floral jelly. It tastes just like honey!

Dandelion Capers

These dandelion capers are pickled and can be canned for long-term preservation or stored in the refrigerator for a few months.

The flowers with the plain crispy tempura batter are amazing with just with a little fancy salt. However feel free to use your imagination by adding a few spices before cooking. 

Dandelion Honey Butter

This spring, take advantage of the beautiful yellow blossoms and make dandelion honey butter. Spread on homemade bread, over bagels, muffins, and cornbread!

These delicate Dandelion Cream Scones will be the fanciest addition to your next brunch. They look like sunshine, with a rich texture & the taste of honey.

Dandelion Loaf

 Although it’s called Dandelion Bread, in truth it’s closer to a loaf cake.  Not too sweet, it’s delicious spread with honey and maybe topped with a thin slice of cheese.

Wonderful recipe using Dandelion Flower petals – great fun for kids to make teaches them about the idea of edible weeds starting with a plant that we can all identify

Dandelion Cupcakes

Decorated with a swirl of lemon frosting and fresh flowers these dandelion cupcakes are delicious.  In addition, muffins make of the rare opportunities to eat dandelions when in season!  

More to Explore

These recipes give you a variety of ways to prepare dandelion, from baked goods to main courses and even desserts. And if this list whets your appetite for eating weeds, be sure to stop and check out some of these other posts about eating weeds:

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