Make a Sassier Salad

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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
    purslane
  • radicchio
  • tatsoi
  • watercress

Boldly Colorful

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

SEE ALSO:
A Field Guide to Salad Greens
Dressed to Impress: Homemade Salad Dressings

Photo by Tabitha Alterman