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One Pot Pasta with Dandelion Greens and Mushrooms
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Vegan One-Pot Farfalle with Dandelion Greens

Wild dandelions, which grow plentifully in the spring and summer, are the surprise ingredient in this One-Pot Farfalle with Dandelion Greens. Olives, walnuts, mushrooms, and white beans add layers of nutrition, texture, and flavor.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian fusion, Pasta, Soy-free, Vegan
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 382kcal


  • 12 oz farfalle
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 20-25 leaves dandelion greens
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • A handful garlic greens (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon sage (minced)
  • 28 oz white beans (canned or cooked. Drain any liquid)
  • 1 cup walnuts (lightly toasted and chopped, optional)
  • 2 cups kalamata olives (chopped)
  • 16 oz button mushrooms (or cremini mushrooms, sliced)
  • 1 ½ cups vegetable stock
  • 3 cups water
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • Chopped parsley for garnish
  • Juice and zest of 2 limes


  • Heat the oil in a saucepan large enough to hold the pasta and beans.
  • Add the garlic and when it sizzles and starts to turn color, add the dandelion greens and red pepper flakes. Stir to mix, cover, and let it cook about five minutes.
  • Add the mushrooms, sage and garlic greens  with some salt and ground black pepper to taste. Saute for a couple of minutes.
  • Add the dry bowtie pasta and mix well. Add the vegetable stock and water. Check salt and bring to a boil.
  • Cover the pot and let the pasta cook for 8-10 minutes. Give the pasta a stir a couple of times during cooking so it does not clump. Turn off the heat when the pasta's al dente. You will still have some liquid at the bottom of the pan, but the pasta will absorb this as it stands.
  • Stir in the walnuts, if using, olives, white beans, and parsley. Squeeze in the lime juice.
  • Check salt. Let the pasta stand at least five minutes before serving.


-You can vary the vegetables used. Add green beans about five minutes into cooking the pasta, cover, and cook.
-If using baby potatoes, it would be a good idea to microwave them separately and then add, to ensure they are thoroughly cooked. This will not be a strictly one-pot meal, but the potatoes are delicious here.
-Halve some cherry tomatoes and mix them in at the very end, for a delightful presentation.


Calories: 382kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 579mg | Potassium: 752mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 446IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 4mg