Have you ever eaten dandelion greens? In the United States, as well as other western countries, when thinking of dandelions, people either picture blowing on the seedheads to make wishes or annoying yard weeds ruining their perfect lawns. People rarely think of salads when someone mentions this plant! Here, we will teach you how to make ‘mindeulle namul muchim,’ a Korean dandelion greens side dish. This side dish tastes slightly bitter and earthy as well as a bit sweet and spicy! We hope you enjoy it!
As soon as spring arrives, dandelions pop up overnight on your beautifully mowed front lawn. While kids love to make wishes over these little herb plants, you may find them to be an annoyance. Instead of spraying these plants to kill them off, why not eat them? In many food cultures, people use this abundant herb in their cooking. Here, we discuss dandelion greens and how they are used in Korean cooking! Then, we answer some questions you may have about this ingredient.