Juliette Carr responds: Definitely wash and chop the burdock--don't peel it. You can grate it if you want but it will take...
Simple Spring Pasta with Dandelion Greens
- Ready in: 10 minutes prep; cooking time 30 minutes
- Serves: 4
- Complexity: easy
Original recipe by Helen Labun Jordan. If you have the time homemade pasta enhances this dish.
- 1 large bunch dandelion greens chopped (about 3 cups)
- 1 large red onion diced
- 4 Tbs. butter
- 3 Tbs. white wine
- Parmesan or other hard grating cheese
- fresh mint (optional)
- ¾ pound fresh pasta or dried tagliatelle
- salt & pepper to taste
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. In a large skillet, cook red onion in 2 Tbs. of the butter until it begins to brown. While onion cooks, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and add immediately to the onion the remaining 2 Tbs. butter, dandelion, and wine. Cook until greens have just started to wilt—it only takes a moment. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with cheese and freshly chopped mint.