This delicious one-skillet meal goes from stovetop to oven to table in about half an hour. It makes a pretty presentation for Sunday brunch, too! Dandelion greens are loaded with minerals and vitamin C, which help build strong bones, hair, and nails. The bitter taste of dandelion stimulates digestion and absorption of those minerals. Combining bitter greens with eggs at breakfast is one of my very favorite ways to enjoy them.

GLUTEN-FREE, GRAIN-FREE, NUT-FREE, VEGETARIAN

SERVES 4 | PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES | COOK TIME: 30 MINUTES

8 eggs

½ cup milk

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 tablespoon unsalted butter or olive oil

1 medium onion, minced

2 cups chopped dandelion leaves

1 medium tomato

4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled

1.Preheat the oven to 350°F.

2.Whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Set aside.

3.Heat a 10-inch, oven-safe skillet over medium-low heat. Add the butter to the skillet.

4.Add the onion and cook slowly until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the chopped dandelion leaves and cook an additional minute or two.

5.Cut the tomato in half, squeeze out (and discard) seeds and pulp, and chop into bite-size pieces.

6.Pour the egg mixture on top of the cooked onions and dandelion. Cook until the edges begin to pull away from sides of the pan, about 6 minutes.

7.Sprinkle the chopped tomato and goat cheese evenly across the top of the frittata and bake for about 15 minutes, or until the eggs are set.

8.Remove the frittata from the oven using mitts and allow to rest on the stove top for 5 minutes before cutting.

9.Cut into wedges and serve immediately. Leftovers make a great packed lunch either reheated or served cold.

INGREDIENT TIP: If you would like to add dandelion leaf to your daily health regimen, drinking it in tea form is another excellent way to extract those water-soluble minerals. Use 1 tea bag (or 1 teaspoon loose leaf) for 1 cup of hot water up to 3 or 4 times per day.

HERB PROFILE

DANDELION LEAF

Fresh leaf (for eating), dried leaf (for tea)

SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS: Do not use in the case of acute kidney disease

TASTE/ACTIVITY: BITTER/SALTY/COOL/NEUTRAL

PROPERTIES: Bitter tonic, digestive, diuretic, extremely nutritive, hypotensive

USES: Strengthens bones, nails, and hair; promotes liver health; lowers overall cholesterol/triglycerides; treats water retention and impaired circulation in lower legs; lowers blood pressure

SUGGESTED PREPARATIONS: Infused vinegar, raw or cooked, tea

ESPECIALLY GOOD FOR: BONES, HAIR, NAILS

Dandelion leaf is a super nutritious bitter green and an incredibly rich source of minerals and vitamins.

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