Hold off on the weed spray! That shining yellow flower that pops up all over creation in the spring doesn’t need to be eradicated. Although dandelions are typically thought of as a pesky weed, they are entirely edible from root to bloom and have many other uses as well. So if your world is being overrun by dandelions, check out some of these fantastic ways to put them to use for you!
Using Dandelion Roots:How to Cook Dandelion Roots
Harvesting and Using Dandelion Roots
Dandelion Root Coffee Substitute
Dandelion Root Tea
Using Dandelion Leaves:Put them in a fresh salad
Cook them like spinach
Try this Wilted Dandelion Salad
Use them in this Avocado Herb Sandwich
10 Ways to Use Dandelion Greens (includes a recipe for pesto!)
Another version of Dandelion Pesto
Make a green smoothie
Dandelion leaf tea
Using Dandelion Flowers:How to make Dandelion Wine and Dandelion Cookies
Another recipe for Dandelion Wine
Dandelion Flower Cookies
Dandelion Flower Tea
Iced Lime and Dandelion Tea
Medicinal and personal care uses:Dandelion Salve
Dandelion Oil for Arthritis and Joint Pain Relief
Dandelion Tonic for liver, bladder, and gallbladder cleansing (video)
Dandelion Recipes:A roundup of Dandelion Recipes Includes recipes for Cream of Dandelion Soup, Dandelion Egg Salad, Split Pea Dandelion Bud Soup, and more.
Get cooking with dandelions with the Ultimate Dandelion Cookbook!
And if you don’t want to eat the dandelions, you can always use them to Feed your chickens!
More information on using dandelions in these articles:
Dandelions: The Weed You Need
10 Wild Plants You Can Eat
Who knew there were so many fantastic ways to use dandelions? So when those beautiful yellow flowers pop up this spring, try some of these uses and make dandelions a friend instead of a foe!
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