Saturday, September 25, 2010

Dandelion Greens with Golden Raisins and Caramelized Onion

For any vegetable adventurers out there who can't quite bring themselves to like bitter greens, here's a way to try dandelion greens that takes out almost all of the bitterness with the addition of sweet golden raisins, caramelized onion, and toasted almonds.

A handful of sliced almonds (optional)
Olive oil
1/2 large yellow onion, thinly sliced
A handful of golden raisins
1 bunch red-stemmed dandelion greens, chopped, rinsed well, and dried in a salad spinner
Salt & pepper

Toast almonds in a pan over medium heat, stirring frequently, until lightly brown and fragrant. Remove from pan and set aside. Adjust heat to medium-high, add olive oil, then the onion. Saute until golden, stirring, then turn the heat down to medium and cook a little longer until it smells very sweet and starts to brown. Add the raisins and stir a few times, then add the dandelion greens and a pinch of salt and saute until wilted. Sprinkle with a little black pepper and serve, with or without toasted almonds on top.

Serves 2.

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