Happy Gut-Approved Warm Bitter Greens Salad Recipe


Warm Mixed Bitter Greens Salad


Serves: 4

Along with warmer weather, April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month . As my blog discusses, bitter foods and herbs are an often-overlooked way to heal your gut.

You can easily find the bitter leafy greens in this recipe at local farmers’ markets and grocery stores this time of year. This dish makes the perfect addition to any meal to support your gut and nourish your body.

Bitter leafy greens are nutrient rock stars. Along with fiber, they come loaded with calcium, fiber, magnesium, and vitamins A, C, and K. The bitter taste of these greens stimulates the digestive process so you better absorb these nutrients.

To learn more about bitter greens and why they’re Happy Gut-approved IBS-healing superstars, check out this blog post.



1 bunch broccoli rabe, chopped

1 bunch dandelion greens, chopped

½ cup bone broth

1 clove garlic, minced

2 tbs avocado oil

½ lemon, freshly squeezed

Sea salt and pepper


Step 1

Over low medium heat, add two cups of water to a pot. Then add broccoli rabe and dandelion greens. Allow to simmer about 10 minutes or until soft.

Step 2

In a skillet over medium heat, add oil. Transfer greens and sautee. Slowly pour bone broth and stir until there is only a couple of inches left of liquid. The bone broth will add flavor and balance the bitter taste. Then add garlic, sea salt, and pepper.

Step 3

Remove from heat, drizzle with fresh lemon, and serve.


If you’ve ever tried bitter greens, what’s your favorite? Did you find they relieved IBS or other gut issues? Share yours below or on my Facebook page .

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