Dandelion Pasta Salad and How Food Bloggers Successfully Collaborate
 
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Dandelions are more than weeds. They make an excellent backdrop for a pasta salad with fresh feta cheese.
Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 pound pasta
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil, more as needed
  • ½ pound feta cheese
  • 1 bunch dandelion trimmed
  • ½ t red pepperĀ  flakes or dried thai chiles
  • 1 cup of kalamata olives, pitted and halved
  • juice and zest of one large lemon
  • salt, pepper
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add a generous amount of salt. Cook the pasta until al dente according to package directions.
  • Whisk the olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, red-pepper flakes with a pinch of salt in large bowl. Drain the pasta and add it to this mixture, stirring to coat the pasta well. Taste for seasoning. Set aside.
  • Trim dandelion stems. Rinse and dry. Cut in half. Lay the dandelion greens out onto a large serving platter or bowl. Top them with the still slightly warm pasta and stir to combine. Let the salad cool completely, then top with the the olives, feta cheese, a drizzle of olive oil, and a few grinds of black pepper.
  • Serve at room temperature. If you refrigerate, take out an hour before serving.
Instructions
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add a generous amount of salt. Cook the pasta until al dente according to package directions.
  2. Whisk the olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, red-pepper flakes with a pinch of salt in large bowl. Drain the pasta and add it to this mixture, stirring to coat the pasta well. Taste for seasoning. Set aside.
  3. Trim dandelion stems. Rinse and dry. Cut in half. Lay the dandelion greens out onto a large serving platter or bowl. Top them with the still slightly warm pasta and stir to combine. Let the salad cool completely, then top with the the olives, feta cheese, a drizzle of olive oil, and a few grinds of black pepper.
  4. Serve at room temperature. If you refrigerate, take out an hour before serving.
Recipe by Spinach Tiger at https://spinachtiger.com/dandelion-pasta-salad-and-how-food-bloggers-successfully-collaborate/