Country life and enjoyment - dandelion salad with flowers

dandelion salad

What country life and enjoyment mean for us

Country life and enjoyment go hand in hand. We saw that up close today. As many of you know, we moved to the country a year ago. Today we live in the northern Rupertiwinkel on the Bavarian-Austrian border. It was clear to us that life in the country is different from our life in the Munich area. But we hadn't suspected that country life and enjoyment are so close together. Today we saw the best example of this. But let me tell you from the start.

Experience country life and enjoyment first hand

One of our Facebook friends today posted a photo of one Meadow with blooming dandelions. He suggested making dandelion salad. "Actually a good idea," I thought immediately. Since we live in the country, that's not a big problem. There are plenty of meadows. Only the rainy weather did not invite to a trip to the dandelion meadows in the area today. A look out of the window at the lawn in front of our terrace quickly showed that this is not necessary. What is growing there? A big dandelion bush! That fit very well, because here I was sure that the soil was not fertilized.

Said and done. We grab a container and a knife and collect the young, tender dandelion leaves. A few yellow flowers for decoration! Now all I have to do is know how to properly prepare a dandelion salad. But what's Google for? After some research, I know that you should wash the leaves lukewarm. So you remove them bitter substances. Cut away brown spots and also remove thick stems. As a dressing, it was recommended to keep it rather sweet, to soften the bitter taste of the leaves. That awoke my ingenuity. Et voila! Here is my

Dandelion salad spontaneous

dandelion salad

Ingredients

a bowl of young dandelion leaves
a few flowers for decoration (which one can also eat)

for dressing

2 EL sweet mustard
2 teaspoon sugar
3 EL oil
sth. cream

Preparation

Thoroughly wash the dandelion leaves in lukewarm water. Remove stems, brown spots and hard leaves. Pick the leaves in bite size. Mix the dressing and then mix it with the salad. Finished!

The dandelion salad went wonderfully with our Easter roast with potato vegetables. It tastes spicy. We noticed little of bitter substances. This will definitely not be the last time we made it.

And the best part: dandelions are also very healthy. It has a detoxifying effect. Dandelion also stimulates the bile, liver and metabolism and contains vitamin C. So there are even more reasons to make a dandelion salad again soon. This makes country life and enjoyment fun!

Source: own recipe

Text: © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
Photos: © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline

Country life and enjoyment - dandelion salad with flowers

Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Food and Slow Travel blog  TravelWorldOnline. They have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Their topics are trips to Savor, wine tourism worldwide and slow travel. During her studies Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she - partly together with Petar Fuchs - traveled to the USA and Canada and spent a research year in British Columbia. This intensified her thirst for knowledge, which she satisfied for 6 years as an adventure guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as a tour guide for Studiosus Reisen around the world. She was constantly expanding her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: "What's beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do they eat in this region?" As a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), she is now looking for answers to these questions as a travel writer and travel blogger in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is among Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021. Find more Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs here.

2 thoughts too "Country life and enjoyment - dandelion salad with flowers"

  1. Very nice written. I add white balsamic, elderberry syrup and lemon oil to the wild herb salad! LG Ingrid oven

    1. Hello Ingrid,

      I'll try that out too. Only where can I get elderberry syrup? And lemon oil? Do you have a tip there?

      Best regards,
      Monika

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