Friday, April 24, 2015
     
KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS Greens with Red Wine and Garlic can be made with dandelion greens or curly endive. Both have a slightly bitter taste, and pair well with plenty of garlic.

Dandelions are for more than wishing. And they aren't just an evil yellow stalker, determined to ruin your well-manicured lawn.

They are also delicious as well as nutritious.

Every part of the dandelion is edible, from the flower, which can be used to make wine or dipped into batter for a fritter, to the roots, which can be eaten raw, cooked, or even dried and ground up as a coffee substitute.

My favorite part of the dandelion, however, are the greens. And my favorite way to eat them is as a salad.