24 Dandelion Recipes + Health Benefits + Foraging Tips

What are the health benefits of dandelions? How do I forage them? Plus, 24 AMAZING gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan recipes incorporating dandelion roots, flowers and leaves! Everything from dandelion coffee to dandelion greens to dandelion cupcakes — this healthy, springtime round-up has got it all!

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In case you haven’t heard, that common bright yellow flower you often see popping up come springtime is FULL of incredible health benefits and nutrients. And we’re here to show you that what some people consider a pesky weed, is actually a beautiful vibrant plant ready to transform your health and please your palate with these super special and delicious dandelion recipes!

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Notes + Tips for Foraging Dandelions:

Forage dandelion in locations where you are certain they haven’t been sprayed with toxic herbicides. Unfortunately, many consider this amazing plant an unwanted weed and it is commonly sprayed with all sorts of things! Gather from your own property or a friend or family member’s property where you are certain this isn’t the case.

Few plants mimic the visual qualities of dandelions, and it is one of the more easily and safely identifiable foraged plants, but if you are uncertain, consult a plant guidebook, or a local herbalist. One thing that sets dandelion apart from some of its mimickers is its sturdy green base right below the yellow flower head.

Every part of a dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ) is edible! Harvest the roots, leaves and flowers and try out some of the delicious recipes below!

To harvest the roots: Use a knife or small shovel or spade to gently cut a circle into the ground around a dandelion ensuring you are able to safely and easily pull the roots (and entire plant out of the ground).

To harvest the leaves: Use knife to slice the stem just about one inch above the roots. Pinch each leaf off individually.

To harvest the flowers: Use a sharp knife to slice the yellow flower tops off.

To clean dandelions: Place any harvested flowers, leaves, roots or whole plants into a bowl or sink full of water. Gently swish around to release debris. Place on a dry tea towel to dry before using.

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Dandelion Health Benefits + Nutritional Information:

Dandelions contain a hearty amount of:

  • potassium

  • antioxidants

  • calcium

  • inulin

  • iron

  • magnesium

  • vitamin C

  • vitamin K

  • vitamin B6

  • vitamin A

Dandelions are:

  • a natural diuretic

  • an appetite stimulant

  • anti-inflammatory

  • liver detoxifying

  • alkaline in nature

  • immune system supporting

  • anti-microbial

  • blood-building

Dandelions have been shown to be an effective natural treatment for:

  • cancer

  • high blood pressure

  • skin disorders such as acne, psoriasis, eczema

  • diabetes

  • nausea, loss of appetite

  • bone loss

  • anemia

 
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44 Gluten-Free Vegetarian + Vegan Recipes Using Dandelions (Greens, Roots, Flowers):

 

No Bake Dandelion Beet Chocolate Bars (Vegan, Gluten-Free) by MOON and spoon and yum



Dandelion Root Coffee - 24 Dandelion Recipes + Health Benefits + Foraging Tips

Dandelion Root Coffee by Forest & Fauna

Spring Garlic Mustard & Dandelion Greens Vegan Frittatas

by Very Vegan Val

 

Dandelion Leaf Pesto by Learning & Yearning

Roasted Dandelion Root Chai by Learning & Yearning

Homemade Dandelion Wine by Practical Self Reliance

 

Dandelion Flower Jelly by Masala Herb

Dandelion Detox Green Smoothie by Tasting Page

Dandelion & Lemon Paleo Cupcakes by Forest & Fauna

 

Dandelion Iced Tea by Canadian Cooking Adventures

Dandelion Greens by Confessions of an Over-Worked Mom

Spinach, Dandelion, and Mushroom Pasta by Superkid Eats

 

Dandelion Honey Ice Cream by Practical Self Reliance

Dandelion Salad with Balsamic Pepper Strawberries by The Flying Couponer


Dandelion Flower Fritters by Delicious Obsessions

 

Green Banana Flour Bread with Dandelion Greens by Superkid Eats


Dandelion Honey – a Fabulous Vegan Alternative to Honey by Tin and Thyme

Rich and Delicious Coffee Substitute by Whole New Mom

 

Butterscotch Dandelion Tea by It’s a Love/Love Thing

Minestra: Healthy Greens and Beans by Christina’s Cucina

Dandelion Capers by Practical Self Reliance

 

Dandelion Root Latte with Turmeric and Ginger by The Conscious Dietitian


Sweet Potato Patties with Dandelion Greens by Dish ‘n’ the Kitchen

Dandelion Salad with Balsamic Strawberries and Onions by Umami Girl

 

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