How & When to Find Dandelions
In South Dakota and Minnesota the first dandelions start to pop up when during the first month where temperatures are mostly above freezing. Usually this means early May. They are found EVERYWHERE but don’t eat them from lawns treated with herbicides.
How to Eat & Cook Dandelions
I eat the raw dandelion leaves on hummus sandwiches and simply fry up the roots in olive oil kind of like a carrot. Make sure to scratch off the dirt and brown layer with your fingernail before cooking the roots.