These beautiful yellow flowers give much more than their beauty gives them credit for. Some might even call these guys weeds! Well, as a matter of fact, the green spikey looking leaves of the dandelion are quite nutritious!
Dandelion greens are high in vitamins A, B complex, C and D, and minerals including iron, potassium, magnesium, calcium and zinc!
I picked these lovely leaves right from the ground. They made a wonderful fresh zing to my salad!
Romaine lettuce with some chopped carrots and bell pepper
2 chopped apples
A couple handfulls of raisins
Mom’s version of the amazing Jack Tar Maple Balsamic Dressing ❤ !
Jack Tar is by far the best American tavern you’re going to find! How can you beat the amazing vegan black bean burger with avocado, onion, and pico with a side of the best sweet potato fries EVER. Not to mention their vegan thai lettuce wraps- SO BOMB! All of their salads are unbelieveable, as well as the entrees and desserts, let me tell you! And THEIR PIZZA! $5 pizza before 7:30pm! Kids eat free on Sunday!! How can you beat that!? Thank you Jack Tar for this salad dressing!
Maple Balsamic Dressing (used on Jack Tar’s Baby Spinach *SO GOOD* salad)
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1 medium shallot
- 1 Tbs Dijon mustard
- 1 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 Tbs dried basil
- 2 cups vegetable and olive oil blend
- Blend first six ingredients in blender
- Drizzle oil slowly while blender is on
- Stop and blend
- Add salt and pepper (10-15 good shakes)
- Blend and test with lettuce or spinach