Buttered Prickly Sowthistle Tips

Prickly sow-thistle (Sonchus asper) makes a great vegetable with minimal bitterness, more akin to chicory greens. This sow-thistle recipe is quick and easy to prepare.

Note: Pick the sow-thistle tips when the flower buds are just starting to appear.


  • 5 prickly sow-thistle tips per person
  • knobs of butter

Suggested Instructions

  1. Put the sow-thistle tips into a steamer and steam for about one minute.
  2. Place on plate and serve with a nice creamy salted butter.

Serves: 5 tips per person

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