This recipe is inspired by the James Beard Foundation’s recipe for Fagioli, Cicoria e Salsicce (Medley of Beans, Dandelion Greens, and Sausages). It’s a classic dish of Campania. This particular dish is very popular in some Italian-American households, and is commonly just called Cicoria. I decided to make a vegetarian version of the dish, with the idea of preparing something with dandelion that could be a full meal or a side. This is a highly nutritive and protein packed dish that is very tasty to boot!
Dandelion, Cannellini, Potatoes & Roasted Red Peppers
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- 1 bunch of dandelion greens
- 4 medium sized potatoes, chopped into 2 inch chunks
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1-15 ounce can of cannellini beans
- ¼ cup roasted red peppers, chopped
- 1 Tablespoon parsley, chopped
- ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the dandelion greens and boil for 10 minutes. Drain thoroughly and roughly chop. In the meantime, also boil potatoes for 10 minutes.
- Heat the extra virgin olive oil in a large sauté pan. Sauté potatoes until browned, about 8-10 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté for 2 minutes. Add chopped dandelion greens and sauté for an additional 3 to 4 minutes. Add the cannellini beans, roasted red peppers, salt and pepper to taste and cook for another 5 minutes.
- Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and parsley and serve.
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