Recipes for healthy vision

Dandelion Green Salad

Total time: 10 min

Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: n/a

Serves: 4

This crisp salad is filled with lutein and zeaxanthin—phytonutrients that help filter damaging blue light. Omega-3 from canola oil and lycopene from sundried tomatoes make this salad a healthy addition to any spring or summer gathering.


1/2 pound torn dandelion greens
1/2 red onion, chopped
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 tbsp canola oil
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp dried basil
salt and pepper to taste


In a medium bowl, combine dandelion greens, red onion, and tomatoes. Set aside. In a separate small bowl, whisk canola oil, balsamic vinegar, and dried basil until fully combine. Pour the balsamic dressing over the salad and toss until well coated. Add salt and pepper to taste.