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Tomato Dandelion Salad
Low in calories with great flavor this combination of young tender dandelion greens and fresh ripe tomatoes is a great summer salad that's quick and easy to prepare. Add goat cheese for extra protein and enjoy!
Tomato Dandelion Salad Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes

  • 1/2 medium sized onion, cut in half and sliced thin
  • 2 TBS light vinegar (such as apple cider, rice, or white wine)
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 2 large red ripe tomatoes
  • 3 cups chopped young dandelion greens
  • 2 TBS fresh basil cut into large pieces
  • Dressing:
  • 1-1/2 TBS balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp coarse cracked black pepper
  • Extra virgin olive oil to taste
  • 1 oz crumpled Chevre goat cheese (optional)


  1. Thinly slice onion and place in a small bowl. Pour 2 TBS light vinegar and 1 cup hot water over onions and marinate while making rest of salad.
  2. Whisk together dressing ingredients adding oil at end a little at a time.
  3. Rinse and chop dandelion greens. Place in basket of a salad spinner, rinse and spin dry. Toss dandelion greens with 2/3 of the dressing.
  4. Cut tomatoes in half crosswise and squeeze out juice. Cut into quarters, remove inner pulp and slice. Place on greens.
  5. Squeeze dry marinated onions and lay on top of sliced tomatoes and greens. Drizzle the rest of the dressing over tomatoes, onion and top with basil and goat cheese if desired.
Serves 4

Nutritional Profile

Tomato, Dandelion Salad
1.00 serving
(166.84 grams)
Calories: 53


 vitamin A92%

 vitamin C59%



 vitamin B215%


 vitamin B614%

 vitamin B113%


 vitamin E12%







 vitamin K6%


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Tomato, Dandelion Salad
1.00 serving
166.84 grams
Calories: 53

Nutrient Amount DRI/DV
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
vitamin A 830.39 mcg RAE 92 31.1 excellent
vitamin C 44.00 mg 59 19.8 excellent
copper 0.17 mg 19 6.4 very good
molybdenum 7.99 mcg 18 6.0 very good
vitamin B2 0.19 mg 15 4.9 very good
manganese 0.32 mg 14 4.7 very good
vitamin B6 0.23 mg 14 4.6 very good
vitamin B1 0.16 mg 13 4.5 very good
iron 2.23 mg 12 4.2 very good
vitamin E 1.74 mg (ATE) 12 3.9 very good
fiber 3.24 g 12 3.9 very good
calcium 114.02 mg 11 3.8 very good
potassium 451.11 mg 10 3.2 good
phosphorus 63.36 mg 9 3.0 good
folate 31.86 mcg 8 2.7 good
magnesium 32.01 mg 8 2.6 good
vitamin B3 1.04 mg 7 2.2 good
vitamin K 5.74 mcg 6 2.1 good
chromium 2.13 mcg 6 2.0 good
pantothenic acid 0.29 mg 6 2.0 good
protein 2.48 g 5 1.7 good
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
excellent DRI/DV>=75% OR
Density>=7.6 AND DRI/DV>=10%
very good DRI/DV>=50% OR
Density>=3.4 AND DRI/DV>=5%
good DRI/DV>=25% OR
Density>=1.5 AND DRI/DV>=2.5%

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