How to Cook Dandelion

Ever see dandelion at the grocery store and wonder what on earth could you possibly make with this?  When you hear about the benefits of dandelion you all of a sudden want to include it into your daily diet!  We’ve got a delicious recipe for you to try out.

Middle Eastern Inspired Dandelion: “Hindbeh”

You’ll need:

  • 2 bunches of dandelion
  • Olive oil
  • 1 large onion
  • Himalayan salt (or other salt)


  1.  Wash 2 bunches of dandelion leaves.
  2. Chop up leaves and stems and boil for approx 20-25 min.
  3. As your dandelion is boiling, dice the onion into either small cubes or you can also slice into slivers.
  4. Sauté the onions until slightly caramelized
  5. Once the dandelion has boiled you need to strain the water.  Grab small amounts of dandelion at a time and squeeze out the water and keep aside until you’ve done this to the entire batch.
  6. Add some olive oil to a pan and sauté the dandelion for a few minutes.
  7. Add the sautéed onions to the dandelion and mix well together on medium heat for a minute or so.
  8. After this you’re ready to serve this on a plate.  Squeeze some lemon on top, sprinkle some salt and voila!

If you have a whole wheat pita bread, traditionally this is eaten with bread as an appetizer.  Let us know what you think!


Benefits of Dandelion

A stubborn weed, yes but dandelion stands as a true powerhouse.  This pesky little weed is a great source of vitamins and many health benefits.  You can find it in our Fine and Dandy cold pressed juice.

Nutrition Profile:

  • Excellent source of vitamins A, C, and K.
  • Contains vitamin E, folate, and small amounts of B vitamins
  • dandelion root contains inulin, which is a type of soluble fibre that supports the growth and maintenance of healthy gut bacteria.


  • Has many medicinal properties
  • Loaded with antioxidants
  • Can help fight inflammation
  • May help with blood sugar management
  • May reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels
  • May help lower blood pressure
  • Helps to promote liver health
  • May have anticancer effects
  • Helps to support a strong and healthy immune system


Excited to start incorporating dandelion into your diet?  You can find dandelion in our green Fine and Dandy juice, you find dandelion tea at a local health food store, as well as in supplement form.

Check out this delicious dandelion salad recipe if you are wondering how you can cook and eat dandelion.