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As strange as it seems, lemon juice actually helps to temper strong bitter tastes. Bitter and sour are often confused. In this case they compete with each other to create a balance. Start cautiously and increase the lemon to fit your tastes. People experience bitter flavour in very different ways so it will be personal choice.

Ingredients

  • Olive oil
  • 150g dandelion leaves, washed
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 lemon
  • Salt & pepper

Method

  1. Gently warm 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a saucepan.
  2. Add the dandelions and wilt for about 2 minutes before adding the garlic. Cook for a further 2 minutes.
  3. Season well with salt, pepper and a cautious squeeze of lemon juice to taste.
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