A few weeks back I told you all how I took the boys down to our fair little town’s pathetic excuse for a farmers market. Well after visiting the 3, yes just 3 tiny itty bitty, stands we went across the street to play on the river walk. But there is a silver lining. While we were there I picked up a bunch of dandelion leaves. Now I’ve never eaten dandelion leaves, let alone cooked with them, but grabbed a bunch and decided to give them a shot. I am so glad I did. Give these a go, so quick, so easy, so healthy, and soooooooo delicious!
Disclaimer…Dandelion leaves are kind of bitter, a bit like chard. The hubs and I LOVED this dish, the kids, uh well, not so much. They tried it, but my suspicion is that the dogs ended up with most of it…I’m just saying.
1 T olive oil
1 T butter
1 small white onion chopped
2 cloves garlic minced
1 zucchini sliced
1 bunch dandelion leaves chopped
1 T sherry vinegar
In a a large saute pan heat the olive oil and butter over medium high heat. When the pan is hot toss in your onions and zucchini, and season with S&P. Once your veggies have softens a bit (about 5-7 minutes) add in your garlic and continue to cook for a minute or two. Toss in your dandelion leaves and give them a toss with the veggies and oil and garlic. Cook for a few minutes and season with S&P and toss in your vinegar. Allow to cook for an additional minute or two and viola. A yummy healthy veggie dish.
Truth be told, I got distracted cooking this one because Keegan hit Brady with the Wii controller and then Brady tripped over the dog and landed on Cooper and it was a big ol’ disaster. So it got a little crispy (or overcooked) but you know what???? It was amazing that way, so go ahead and let all hell break loose in your house and you’ll end up with an amazing dish to serve to your family, and the dogs. :)