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Make a Sassier Salad

5/13/2011 9:29:22 AM

Tags: salads, greens, spring recipes

Spring Salad 

Iceberg be damned! Romaine is plain! Old Greenleaf is old news! Break out of a salad rut with these crunchy, tasty, nutrient-charged greens:

Pleasantly Sour or Bitter 

  • arugula
  • dandelion
  • endive
  • frisée
  • mizuna
  • radicchio
  • sorrel
  • spinach
  • tatsoi
  • turnip tops
  • watercress

Surprisingly Spicy 

  • arugula
  • Japanese mustards
  • mizuna
  • nasturtium
  • radish tops
  • watercress

Delightfully Crunchy  

  • bladder campion
  • cabbage
  • endive
  • escarole
  • frisée
  • kale
  • Napa cabbage
  • pea shoots
  • radicchio
  • tatsoi
  • watercress

Boldly Colorful 

  • beet tops
  • kale
  • lollo rosso
  • oakleaf
  • purple mustard
  • radicchio
  • radish tops
  • red/purple cabbage
  • red orach
  • red leaf lettuce
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Photo by Tabitha Alterman

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Angela Novak
5/27/2011 12:27:24 PM
You can eat radish tops? They're so prickly! Arugula and swiss chard are the new favorites in my garden this year :)

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