Sauteed Dandelion Greens, Snow Peas and Udon Noodles and Giveaway Winner

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Ever have one of those days at the farmers market? When you come home with so many vegetables that you can’t fit them all in the fridge?

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It’s that time of year again. I am crazy with excitement.

I had many options for vegetables to put in this dish, but narrowed it down to a choice few. I was going for a dish that says late spring. I don’t often cook with dandelion greens. I love bitter greens, but a few, like dandelion, are sometimes a bit too bitter for me. Adding sweet tasting vegetables, like onion, can help. Adding them to a dish with udon and sweet snow peas turned out to be better than I had hoped. I had a hard time leaving some for the rest of the family.IMG_20130601_143300

I don’t usually separate the dandelion stems from the leaves, I just chop the stem ends smaller and the leaf ends larger. Sometimes I throw the stems in a little earlier, but I don’t think it matters as much with fresh spring dandelion greens. These ones had pretty thin stems.

Sautéed Dandelion Greens, Snow Peas and Udon

8 oz udon noodles
2 tsp unrefined sesame oil
2 cups chopped spring onions – bulbs, greens and thin roots (approx 1 bunch)
3 1/2 to 4 cups washed and chopped dandelion greens – chop stems smaller than leaves (approx 1 bunch)
2 cups sliced snow peas
1 Tbsp unpasteurized shoyu or tamari or to taste
1 Tbsp water

1.  Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add udon and cook until almost tender. Drain immediately and rinse with cool water. Set aside.

2.  Heat a large skillet on medium low heat. Add the oil. When the oil is hot, add the onions and the dandelion stems if you set them aside. Sauté for a few minutes. Add the greens and snow peas. Sauté for a few more minutes, until the greens start to wilt.

3.  Add the cooked noodles on top of the vegetables. Sprinkle the shoyu over the noodles along with 1 Tbsp of water. Cover and let simmer for 3-5 minutes. Remove cover and stir. Serve.

IMG_20130505_071919A few weeks ago I held a giveaway for a jar of Suzanne’s Brown Rice Syrup. Then life got super busy with the Virtual Vegan Potluck and Vida Vegan Con. So much fun! I am just now getting around to announcing the winner! Terri Cole is the lucky winner! Will you please email me using my contact form so I can mail your prize? Thank you!!

 

 

 

One Response

  1. Terri Cole

    Woo Hoo! I won! I messaged you my mailing address. Thank you!