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Wilted Dandelion Greens with Sweet Onion


Faintly bitter dandelion greens do well when they're paired with something sweet. Here, Vidalia onion is cooked with a pinch of sugar until caramelized. Add the dandelion greens, and cook until they are wilted.

  • Servings: 4

Photography: Yunhee Kim

Source: Martha Stewart Living, April 2006


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced Vidalia onion
  • 1/8 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • 3 bunches dandelion greens, stemmed (about 7 ounces)
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarse salt
  • Freshly ground pepper


  1. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add onion and sugar; cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is golden and has caramelized, about 15 minutes. Add garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, 2 minutes. Add vinegar; cook until vinegar is warm, about 1 minute.

  2. Add dandelion greens, and toss to combine. Cook until greens have just wilted, about 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

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