What Is It Wednesday- Item Six

Whole Foods is a great place to introduce your family to new foods.

It can be expensive at times. Okay, it is expensive all the time, unless it is a rare sale.

I only go there once a month or so, and that is only because the one Whole Foods in my area just happens to be very close to my in laws house. I will say though that it has been a great place to find new and unusual foods to try.

I picked these up a few weeks ago there. Do you know what they are?

Lynn's Kitchen Adventures


  1. Dandelion greens! I have yet to find a way to cook them so that they are palatable >.< Dark greens tend to be too bitter for me no matter how they are cooked.

  2. I was going to say arugula, but I think it has shorter stems. But something similar!

  3. Is it Arugula? That was my first thought but now I’m doubting myself…

  4. I was also thinking dandelion greens! That’s what it looks like, but do they really sell them?

  5. Dandelion greens. I have seen those at Whole Foods.

  6. Dandelion Greens! Yum :)

  7. Yep, dandelion greens.

  8. Looks like Rocket to me.

  9. Dandelion greens! Let us know what you do with them!

  10. those are dandelion greens:)

  11. lol I never knew what they were till I got them from my CSA and had to google them. I never did find a good way to cook them before the season ended. If you have a particularly tasty recipe, I might be tempted to try again!

  12. Dandelion greens! I love it!!

  13. those are totally dandelion greens! They are way bitter, but add a nice spark to a boring salad! Love them with bleu cheese dressing

  14. Money Saving Queen teaches coupon classes there specifically designed for Whole Foods. It can actually be very inexpensive if you use coupons and time their sales right. I used to shop there more but like you living further from it now makes it harder to get there. Maybe someday there will be one near my house.

    I have never had dandelion greens, but they look like they’d be a great addition to a salad!

  15. dandelion greens. i used to go out in the field with a big brown paper bag and pick them for my mother to cook for our family!!

  16. Sue Rogers says:

    Dandelion greens! So many people spend so much money in the summer trying to get rid of these. Maybe we should set up stands to sell them?

  17. They look like dandelion greens to me…an edible nuisance :)

  18. CarolynO says:

    I think that they are dandelion greens. My grandparents used to eat these alot when they didn’t have dogs and could keep all other animals out of their yard.

  19. Is it arugula?

  20. Yep, I thought Dandelion Greens as soon as I saw them. Have never eaten them but sure have pulled a lot of them out of our yard in Seattle when I lived there.

  21. They look like Dandelion greens to me, too. As a little girl, I remember picking them with my grandmother for dandelion wine and salad. Thank you for the memory.

  22. Dandelion greens make great pasta! Use any spinach pasta recipe and substitute dandelion, yum! When I lived in Italy my neighbor showed me how to make it. You can use it like any other green as well, Southern style cooked with salt pork and garlic then served with pepper vinegar.

  23. Stephanie says:

    I just love these things…very yummy dandelion greens…

  24. Dandelion greens…my grandfather found them on the farm under old boards (not as bitter and not as dark green as when exposed to direct sun) …my mother prepared them like wilted lettuce. Fry bacon and reserve a tablespoon or two of grease in which chopped onions are sauteed until transparent; add bacon pieces, onion, sugar and vinegar and cook until sugar is dissolved. Pour over greens and enjoy!

  25. BeingJennifer says:

    Fun! Dandelion greens. Very bitter, but so good for you. I love Laura’s suggestion of blue cheese on them. I bet that’s good. I’d like to try them in a mixed, steamed, leafy-greens dish. mmmmm.

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