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Spicy Dandelion Greens with Sausage, Sun-dried Tomatoes, and Vidalia Onion

Spicy Dandelion with Sausages

Spicy Dandelion Greens with Sausage, Sun-dried Tomatoes and Vidalia Onion, a recipe you must try. It is easy to prepare, takes less than 30 minutes to make, and the ingredients are easy to find at your local supermarket.

Adding greens or vegetables to meat is a great way to combine flavors and make your meal tastier. Not all types of vegetables go well with all meat or poultry. Some vegetables are mild in flavor while others have a pungent taste that may overpower the meat.

Spicy Dandelion with Sausages
Spicy Dandelion with Sausages

What is Dandelion

Dandelion is one leafy green that is categorized as a flowering plant, herb, and vegetable. Dandelion taste can be strong for some people and others mild. Many people add it to their salad for a dose of healthy nutrition.

Dandelion Leaves
Dandelion Leaves

From the article we published recently, Dandelion is full of antioxidants with great health benefits. It is an excellent source of several vitamins such as A, B, C, E, and K. It contains a substantial amount of iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium. You can read more about its benefits and usage here.

How to wash Dandelion

The best way to wash all vegetables is in a water and vinegar bath. After removing all dead leaves and branches, rinse the leaves under running water to remove any dirt. Give the leaves a good soak in a mixture of vinegar and water. You can rinse a third time if you prefer. Add the leaves to a salad spinner to remove the water or shake them well.

Cutting or not cutting the branches

The branches are usually a bit though and therefore it is necessary to cut the branches and leaves smaller for faster cooking. You can also blanch the branches and leaves if preferred when adding dandelion to salads. The smaller the pieces, the faster they will cook.

Adding protein

Dandelion is an excellent addition to stews and legumes. The greens taste a bit bitter and are similar to watercress or mustard greens taste. It might be necessary to cook the greens with red meat to somewhat camouflage the bitterness. This way, all the flavors will marry perfectly, and the dish will be delicious.

Spicy Dandelion with Sausages
Spicy Dandelion with Sausages

Adding meat such as sausages or smoked meats is ideal because of their bold flavor. Sausages are usually pre-seasoned which makes cooking easier when adding more flavor. Smoked meats are always perfect with veggies. They add aroma and tons of flavors.

If you prefer seafood stews, it is recommended to use salted fish or a firm fish. If you are a vegan, add good infused oils and garlic base seasoning for a perfect side dish or main course.

How to make Spicy Dandelion Greens with Sausage, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, and Vidalia Onion

This recipe is very simple and easy to replicate with other types of protein.

  • Clean the dandelion thoroughly, cut the branches or leaves in smaller pieces
  • Cut the sausage in smaller pieces and cook them first.
  • Cook the onion to release its flavor and aroma
  • Add seasoning, greens and sun-dried tomatoes

How to enjoy this dish

You can enjoy this delicious recipe with a side of white rice, red beans and rice, boiled or fried plantains, and even pasta.

Spicy Dandelion Greens with Sausage, Sun-dried Tomato and Vidalia Onion

Spicy Dandelion Greens with Sausage, Sun-dried Tomatoes, and Vidalia Onion

A delicious and quick dish of Dandelion leafy greens  made extra-savory by seasoning it with Noubess Garlic and Herb Seasoning.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Dishes, Side Dishes
Servings 4
Calories 759 kcal


  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic sliced or chopped
  • 4 – 6 oz sun-dried tomatoes sliced
  • 1 medium Vidalia onion julienned or sliced
  • 1 tsp Noubess Garlic and Herbs Seasoning
  • 2 – 3 Italian Sausage links organic preferably
  • 2-3 bunches of dandelions well cleaned and ends trimmed if necessary
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Slice the sausages and cook them separately in a skillet. Do not overcook. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Heat oil over low to medium heat.
  • Add garlic cloves to the pan and saute about 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently (do not let the garlic burn)
  • Add onion and sundried tomatoes and saute for a few more minutes with the garlic mixture until the ingredients start to soften.
  • Add the cooked sausages, and saute for a few more minutes.
  • Stir in the Dandelion greens and season with Noubess Garlic and Herbs Seasoning.
  • Allow the dandelions to cook down, stirring frequently, around 10 minutes.
  • Taste them for flavor and add more seasoning if necessary.
  • Serve with boiled root vegetables, grains, pasta or bread


Serving: 1gramsCalories: 759kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 31gFat: 53gSaturated Fat: 17gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 26gCholesterol: 106mgSodium: 1107mgPotassium: 2895mgFiber: 10gSugar: 31gVitamin A: 671IUVitamin C: 35mgCalcium: 125mgIron: 8mg

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

Keyword easy dinner recipe, lunch, Quick Meal, vegan, Vegetables, vegetables dish
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