Mustard Greens: The Peppery Leaf

Wild mustard greens with tender leaves growing in a garden

As the name suggests, mustard greens come from the same family as the seeds used to make mustard. This leafy green boasts a unique, peppery flavour a bit like a cross between rocket and cress. 

Suggested uses

  • Wash well before use
  • Best used fresh or lightly cooked to retain its nutrients
  • Use in salads or as a substitute for spinach or kale in recipes

Ideas

  1. Salad: Mix mustard greens with other salad greens, like lettuce and arugula, for a zesty and refreshing salad.
  2. Saute: Lightly saute mustard greens with garlic and olive oil for a nutritious and flavorful side dish.
  3. Smoothies: Add a handful of fresh mustard greens to your favorite smoothie for a nutrient-packed boost.
  4. Wrap: Use a large mustard green leaf as a wrap instead of a tortilla or bread for a low-carb, high-nutrient meal.

Mustard greens have been used for their medicinal properties for centuries. They were traditionally used to help with digestion, reduce inflammation, and improve lung health. 

Incorporate mustard greens into your meals and enjoy their feisty flavour and nutritional diversity. 

 

 

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