When we say that eating plants should be a primary component of a Paleo lifestyle, we do mean all of the edible plants. As long as it’s not poisonous, go for it. For example, you may not think of dandelions as being edible, but they have been included as part of traditional Chinese and Korean dishes for centuries. They can taste a little bitter on their own, so they are sometimes blanched or sautéed in order to make them more palatable. Dandelion is even one of the ingredients in root beer.
A Nutrient-Dense Weed
Far from being just another weed, dandelions are loaded with nutrients. Specifically, this little plant contains significant amounts of vitamins A, C, and K, calcium, potassium, iron, and manganese.
Mark Sisson even mentions dandelion when recommending eating your leafy greens.