Everyone knows Dandelions are great for picking up, inhaling your biggest breath and wishing away… but they are for other things too.
I love looking up and finding natural, organic recipes to do things. I was looking for an image this week and saw this recipe for infused Dandelion Vinegar and just HAD to share it with you.
I first gather my blossoms, enough to fill whatever jar I am working with. *Note* I only gather from trusted sources. I do not spray my lawn with any chemicals and I have an abundance of dandelion so I gather happily. I would be leery gathering from a park or other manicured lawn because it’s a sure bet there will be chemical sprays used. Use caution! –
Next, I lightly press the dandelions down into the jar and pour apple cider vinegar over the top of them to fill the jar.
cap with a plastic mason jar lid (because the acid of the vinegar corrodes the metal ring and lid), and place in a sunny window. It is generally not sunny where I live, so I am more likely to place the infusion on the counter in the kitchen where I will remember to shake it once per day, for 6-8 weeks.
I can’t wait to use this dandelion-infused apple cider vinegar as a hair rinse and as a salad dressing. I will gather dandelion leaves and make a dandelion dressing for a healthful and tasty treat. Here’s how:
Dandelion Salad with Goat Cheese and Apple
- 2 T Dandelion-Infused ACV
- 3 T olive oil
- 1 t dijon mustard
- 1 t raw honey
- 1 clove (minced) garlic
- salt and pepper to taste
Whisk the above ingredients and pour over and lightly toss with:
- 1 large bunch, (3 big handfuls) dandelion greens, washed and dried
- 1/2 c chopped walnuts
- 1 apple, chopped
Top with fresh goat cheese
Until Next time,