Eat Dandelions: 8 Edible Garden Weeds


Rich in vitamins A, C, and K, dandelions can be eaten raw or cooked. Leaves are less bitter when young, ideal for salads, while flowers can be fried or used in wine.


This succulent is high in omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Enjoy purslane raw in salads or cooked in soups and stir-fries for its peppery taste.


Both red and white clover are rich in protein and minerals. Use their leaves in salads or teas, and eat their flowers raw or cooked.

Lamb's Quarters

Known as goosefoot, lamb's quarters are packed with fiber, protein, and vitamins A and C. Use it as a spinach substitute in various dishes.


Not the tropical fruit, plantain leaves are nutritious with minerals and antioxidants. Eat them raw, steamed, or cooked, and use seeds as a grain substitute.


Rich in vitamins A and C, chickweed has a grassy flavor. Enjoy it raw in salads or cooked in dishes like pesto, but be cautious of similar-looking poisonous plants.


Also known as cheeseweed, mallow is high in vitamins A and C. Eat its leaves and flowers raw or cooked for a mild, tender taste.

Wild Amaranth

Wild amaranth leaves, green or red, are nutritious and versatile like spinach. Cook them for dishes or harvest their seeds for a protein-rich grain.

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