10 Delicious Dandelion Recipes You Must Try This Year

Did you know there's a superfood lurking in every verge and hedgerow, even right in your own backyard?

When you think of superfoods, dandelions might not immediately come to mind, in fact many gardeners will do their utmost to get rid of them!

Yet dandelions have some amazing benefits that mean they should be a regular part of your diet.

Read on to find out how dandelions can benefit your body... and 10 recipes to use them.

For example, they can help to cleanse the liver and remove toxins, boost bone health, and can also help to fight diabetes by regulating your blood sugar.

Dandelions are an excellent source of beta-carotene (vitamin A), and they also contain vitamin K, potassium, are high in fibre, antioxidants, calcium, vitamin C, iron and phosphorus.

Here's how to make dandelions a regular part of your diet.

How to Add Dandelions to Your Daily Diet

One way to get more dandelions in your diet is simply to add the leaves to your salads.

You can add dandelion greens to pizzas, sandwiches and even to green smoothies or juices. 

Alternatively, you can make a dandelion root tea to drink once or twice a day.

This tea is one of the easiest ways to get this superfood into your system and to reap the benefits of the root and flower as a whole. 

You can also take dandelions in capsule form, but make sure that you know just how much dandelion is actually in them.

Dandelion Recipes to Try This Year

But during the spring and summer months the best thing to do is get out there and harvest some dandelions of your own.

Foraging for dandelions is a fun activity to do with your kids, just remember to ask the owner if you want to pick in a farmer's field.

We had fun foraging for and making our first batch of dandelion honey/jelly this spring, and it's delicious!

Read on for 10 dandelion recipes you must try this year...

Looking for a dandelion flower recipe?

Try these delicious and easy Dandelion Cookies made with dandelion petals and lemon, with kale lemon drizzle.

When life hands you dandelions.... you make dandelion jelly!

Sweet, runny and blossomy, this dandelion honey is the perfect bee friendly vegan substitute for honey.

It tastes like sunshine on a spoon!

This old fashioned dandelion wine is easy to make - no special equipment needed.

There are also tips to help you avoid common mistakes with this homestyle wine.

Use your abundant spring dandelions to make a tasty dandelion vinegar!

Yes, you can use dandelions to infuse the vinegar that you can use in salad dressings and other recipes.

Make a refreshing pink lemonade with dandelion and violet from your own backyard!

A delicious roasted beets recipe with sautéed dandelion greens and natural sweet pecans.

Enjoy this beautiful vegetarian/vegan recipe as-is or serve with cooked black rice to make a beautiful and filling nourish bowl.

These delicate fried dandelions will remind you of the summer and blooming meadows.

What's striking about them, apart from their savoury taste, are also their medicinal benefits

These delicious dandelion cupcakes with sunflower seeds are simple to make.

Decorated with a swirl of delicious lemon frosting they make for a beautiful decoration on your dining table.

Celebrate the first signs of Spring with these Sweet Potato Patties on Sautéed Dandelion Greens.

The sweet nature of the Sweet Potato Patties are a perfect companion to the bitter dandelion greens. 

Season with coarse flaky salt and enjoy!

Ditch the store-bought version that's loaded with all kinds of weird ingredients and make these easy 5 ingredient dandelion marshmallows instead!

They're sweetened with only honey and are a healthy alternative to traditional marshmallows.

What will you make with dandelions this year?

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