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Dandelion Salad with Balsamic Strawberries and Onions

Preparation 00:10 Cook Time 00:30 Total Time 0:40
Serves 4     adjust servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium red onion, sliced 1/4-inch thick from tip to root
  • 10 ripe strawberries, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, divided
  • 1 bunch dandelion greens (about 8 ounces)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


Warm the olive oil over medium heat in a 12-inch nonstick frying pan. Add the sliced onions along with a good pinch of salt. Cook, stirring often, until the onions are soft, lightly brown, and reduced to about 1/3 of their raw volume. You may need to reduce the heat gradually as the onions shrink. This process will take about 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, toss the strawberry slices with 1 teaspoon of the balsamic vinegar. Wash the dandelion greens in several changes of water and dry thoroughly. Cut into bite-sized pieces if you like. (I like the shape of the leaves and will often just tear them in half to preserve it a bit.)

When the onions are nearly done, add the remaining 1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar to the pan and continue cooking until it has thickened to coat the onions, a minute or two. Remove the onions from the heat and stir in the Dijon mustard.

In a salad bowl, combine the greens, onions and strawberries with all their juices, scraping down the onion pan with a rubber spatula to incorporate all the oil and vinegar into the salad. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and toss. 


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