Dandelion Greens with Apple, Pumpkin Seed, Goat Cheese and Maple Dressing

Saw some beautiful red dandelion greens at the farmer's market and just couldn't resist. I heard they were slightly bitter, so I paired them with sweet red apples and a sweet maple dressing.

Maple Dressing
Combine in a small jar with a lid. Close and shake until emulsified. Drizzle over salad.
2 TB olive oil
1-2 TB good maple syrup
1 tea rice vinegar/mirin
(you could probably sub apple cider vinegar)
pinch of black pepper
pinch of cinnamon

Dandelion Greens with Apple, Pumpkin Seed, and Goat Cheese
First toast 1/4 C pumpkin seeds in a little bit of olive oil over medium high heat. You can add a sprinkle of black pepper too. Remove when seeds start to pop.

Cut goat cheese into 1/4 inch slices. Dip in olive oil, then a little bit of bread crumbs. Fry quickly and remove. It may help to chill or slightly freeze the goat cheese slices before frying- you don't want them to melt in the pan!

Add in a bowl:
2 C washed and chopped red or regular dandelion greens
1 apple, thinly sliced

fried goat cheese slices
toasted pumpkin seeds

Drizzle maple dressing and serve.

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