Traditional Dandelion Greens

A delicious and nutritious vegetable side that is very frugal.

  • Author: The Wilderness Wife
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 55 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Vegetable Side Dish
  • Cuisine: American


  • 3 inch piece of salt pork cut in 1/2 inch cubes
  • 3 lbs of dandelion greens
  • 1 tsp. of salt


  1. In a large pot over medium heat, sauté the salt pork to golden brown in color.
  2. Add 6″ of water and heat to boiling.
  3. Add the dandelion greens, sprinkle salt over the dandelion greens and reduce heat. Simmer for 45 minutes.
  4. Drain well and serve with butter, cider vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste.