Dandelion greens are best during the spring, when the small pale green leaves are most tender. If you can’t find them, substitute an equal amount of any other bitter green. Broccoli rabe is a favorite, but beet greens, arugula, watercress, or baby spinach can also be substituted.

Recipe by Oxmoor House October 2013

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Credit: Oxmoor House

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hands-on:
29 mins
total:
29 mins
Yield:
Serves 6 (serving size: 1 cup)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Separate 1 dandelion leaf from the bunch; thinly slice, and set aside. Fill a large Dutch oven half full with water; bring to a boil. Add remaining greens to boiling water; cover and cook for 2 minutes. Drain. Place greens in a food processor; process 30 seconds or until smooth.

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  • Place oil and butter in a 3-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat until butter melts. Add onion; sauté 3 minutes or until tender. Sprinkle flour over onion mixture, stirring to coat. Add broth and next 4 ingredients (through pepper), stirring with a whisk. Stir in pureed greens. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Garnish servings evenly with reserved sliced greens. Top with sour cream, if desired. Serve with lemon wedges.

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Nutrition Facts

155 calories; fat 7.4g; saturated fat 3.2g; mono fat 2.7g; poly fat 1.1g; protein 6.9g; carbohydrates 17.3g; fiber 3.3g; cholesterol 15mg; iron 2.7mg; sodium 299mg; calcium 244mg.
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