Red Dandelion Greens
Red dandelion leaves, also known as Italian dandelions, are harvested while young and tender just before the flowers of the plant begin to blossom. Though not actually a dandelion at all, these plants do share a striking resemblance to the popular green variety with jagged cut leaves and a pleasantly bitter taste. The difference is in the maroon stem and reddish tent in the leaves. Enjoy this versatile vegetable year-round for a tasty nutritional boost.