Dandellion Salad / Radika

Dandellion SaladIzmir is known for the various salads and dishes they make with many different herbs. This is one of them it is made from dandellions and called Radika in Turkey. It has a sour and bitter taste. It is served generally as a side dish when fish is served.

This plant can be found in bazaars all year round. It is a treasure of potassium, vitamin C and iron. A real treat especially for kidneys. The plant itself is called hindibag in Turkish.

Radika

The boiling is done to get rid of the bitterness. Carefull not to boil too much.

I hope you won’t find it too sour and enjoy this healthy alternative.

Dandellion Salad / Radika
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Izmir is known for the various salads and dishes they make with many different herbs. This is one of them it is made from dandellions and called Radika in Turkey. It has a sour and bitter taste.
Servings
4 servings
Servings
4 servings
Dandellion Salad / Radika
Print Recipe
Izmir is known for the various salads and dishes they make with many different herbs. This is one of them it is made from dandellions and called Radika in Turkey. It has a sour and bitter taste.
Servings
4 servings
Servings
4 servings
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Discard the roots of the dandellions. Wash really well. If long cut into halves.
  2. Boil about a liter of water with salt.
  3. Add dandellions in small bulks.
  4. Do not close lid. Boil the dandellions for about 5 minutes, enough to make them soften in the parts close to the roots.
  5. Take the dandellions out using a slotted spoon. Set aside to cool.
  6. After the dandellions cool. Add salt, crushed garlic, olive oil and lemon - in this order. Mix.
  7. Garnish with black olives. Serve cold. Goes well as a side dish to fish.
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Dandellion Salad / Radika

Dandellion Salad / Radika
Print Recipe
Izmir is known for the various salads and dishes they make with many different herbs. This is one of them it is made from dandellions and called Radika in Turkey. It has a sour and bitter taste.
Servings
4 servings
Servings
4 servings
Dandellion Salad / Radika
Print Recipe
Izmir is known for the various salads and dishes they make with many different herbs. This is one of them it is made from dandellions and called Radika in Turkey. It has a sour and bitter taste.
Servings
4 servings
Servings
4 servings
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Discard the roots of the dandellions. Wash really well. If long cut into halves.
  2. Boil about a liter of water with salt.
  3. Add dandellions in small bulks.
  4. Do not close lid. Boil the dandellions for about 5 minutes, enough to make them soften in the parts close to the roots.
  5. Take the dandellions out using a slotted spoon. Set aside to cool.
  6. After the dandellions cool. Add salt, crushed garlic, olive oil and lemon - in this order. Mix.
  7. Garnish with black olives. Serve cold. Goes well as a side dish to fish.
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