Burdock root delight

Related to the dandelion, burdock root provides a base for this delightfully simple, unpretentious dish.

burdock root

Burdock root delight

Pretty and flavorful, it is sure to impress even the most die-hard meat fans in your life. Burdock root has been prized for its healing properties in traditional Asian and European societies for centuries. Western medicine is just beginning to recognize burdock root’s potential as an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antibacterial agent. Burdock is rich in calcium, flavonoids, iron and potassium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps control heart rate and blood pressure.
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  • 2 cups burdock
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 2 cups broccoli
  • 2 cups kale

Peel and slice burdock root, julienne carrot. Dice sweet potato. Chop up broccoli and kale.


  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • ¼ cup tamari

Heat oil in large pot; add burdock, carrot, sweet potato and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat; simmer, covered, 20 minutes.

Add broccoli and kale, return to a boil; cover and simmer a further 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in tamari.


Ladle into bowls and enjoy!


45 minutes



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