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Delicious Dandelion Pesto

Dandelion Pesto Recipe

Preparation time: 10 minutes.

Dandelion LeavesYou will need

  • 300gr dandelion leaves
  • 200gr raw goat cheese or parmesan
  • 4-8 cloves of garlic, I use 8 🙂
  • 150 ml olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of unrefined sea salt
  • 100gr of toasted walnuts or hazelnuts or pine nuts
  • Juice of half lemon
  • Zest of a lemon


Wash well dandelion leaves. Blanching the leaves by immersing them in boiling water for 20 to 30 seconds will help reduce a sometimes present acrid taste. If you use younger light green leaves blanching is not necessary.

Mix until smooth all of the ingredients in the food processor or blender.Dandelion Pesto Superfood

Depending on the type of cheese you used you may need more or less olive oil.

Serve as a salad, with pasta, as a side dish, with buckwheat or spelt pancakes etc.


Dandelion – A Magical Herb and Delicious Superfood

dandelion magical herbDandelion, typically believed to be only a weed, is a magical herb with some amazing healing properties.  All parts of the dandelion plant are used medicinally in herbal preparations, teas and as foods.

Alternative to Conventional Leukemia Therapy

A study that tested dandelion root tea showed there may be a “kill switch” on leukemia cell receptors and concluded that dandelion root extract may prove to be a non-toxic alternative to conventional leukemia therapy.

Dandelion Halts Growth of Melanoma Cancer

Dandelion root extract in another study showed to help melanoma cancer patients by halting the growth of melanoma cells even those cells considered to be drug-resistant.

Effects on Blood Sugar and Diabetes

Dandelion tea stabilizes blood sugar levels buffering against extreme highs and lows.

Significant Source of K and A Vitamins

Dandelion leaves provide 535 percent of the recommended daily value of vitamin K which is very important to strengthening bones and 112 percent of the daily minimum requirement of vitamin A as an antioxidant carotenoid, which is particularly good for the skin, mucus membranes and vision.

Magic of DandelionImportant Source of Flavonoids

Dandelion contains flavonoid that protects the retina from UV rays and carotene, lutein, and cryptoxanthin important in protecting the body from different cancers.

Dandelion Helps Body Detox, Generate Red Blood Cells, Regulate Blood Pressure and Helps Fight Alzheimer’s

Dandelion is high in fiber, which helps your body detox. Drinking dandelion juice acts as a stimulant, detoxifier, diuretic and antioxidant that helps to fight off toxins which often result from out-of-balance hormones. The toxins are ultimately sweat out through the skin. The leaves also contain vitamins C and B6, thiamin, riboflavin, calcium, iron (crucial for generating red blood cells), potassium (regulate heart rate and blood pressure), and manganese.

Dandelion plays a role in fighting Alzheimer’s disease by limiting neuron damage in the brain.

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Dandelion has unsuspected health benefits such as inhibiting cancer cell growth

Selective induction of apoptosis through activation of caspase-8 in human leukemia cells (Jurkat) by dandelion root extract

The efficacy of dandelion root extract in inducing apoptosis in drug-resistant human melanoma cells