Dandelion Salad Recipe with Fresh Goat Cheese & Apples

Dandelion greens pack a nutritional punch. Serve them raw in this salad recipe with fresh goat cheese and apples for added flavor. If you don’t have apples in season, or stored, substitute any firm fruit that’s in season. You can embellish this salad with the colors of the season by sprinkling in any of our ‘SuperSalad Substitutions’ listed below.


2 T. cider vinegar
3 T. vegetable or nut oil
1 t. Dijon mustard
1 t. honey
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 bunch dandelion greens, washed and dried, stems removed
1/4 lb fresh white goat cheese, crumbled
1/2 c. walnuts, coarsely chopped
1 apple, cored and chopped into 1/2-inch pieces


Whisk vinegar, oil, mustard, honey, salt and pepper together.
Pour over greens and toss lightly.
Top with goat cheese, nuts and apple.

SuperSalad Substitutions (or Add-ins)

Baby Spinach
Shredded Carrots
Yellow Pepper (diced)
Pomegranate Perils (seeds)

Instead of Goat Cheese, try Farmer’s Cheese.


Recipe Adapted from Mother Earth News. Roger Doiron (April/May 2008)