Saturday, May 29, 2021

MAKE IT: Wild Spring Greens Salad with Maple Balsamic Dressing

Wild Spring Greens Salad with Maple Balsamic Dressing

One of my favorite things to do in the springtime is to gather young wild greens for my salads. I love eating salads full of dandelion, common evening primrose, red clover, and chicory greens. When harvesting any of these greens, make sure to follow safe and ethical harvesting practices, and wash thoroughly with cold water prior to consuming. Enjoy!


  • ½ C Real Maple Syrup
  • ½ C Balsamic Vinegar
  • ¼ C Olive Oil
  • Wild spring greens (chicory, dandelion, common evening primrose greens, etc.) and desired salad ingredients


  1. Whisk the liquids together.
  2. Mix greens with lettuce or commercial greens of your choice (optional). Add other salad ingredients if desired.
  3. Toss dressing with salad. Enjoy!

Dandelion image from Pixabay.

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MB Mitcham

MB (Marybeth) holds graduate and doctoral degrees in public health nutrition and public health education. Her work for Cornell University Extension allows her to provide nutrition and healthy living education to members of the Warren County community. When not working, this ADK 46-R can be found climbing all over the mountains of the Northeastern United States, munching on eggplant bacon, or doing zoomies with her shollie, Sig.

One Response

  1. Mary M Kritz says:

    Since I live on a farm in the Spring Green area, I will have to try your dressing. I can easily find all of the greens on our farm.


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