The Complete Salad Greens Guide: How to Use, Recipes & Health Benefits

Salad greens are supremely versatile. Switch up the flavor, feel & texture of any salad!

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Are you stuck in a rut when it comes to salads? Go beyond iceberg lettuce! Power up your salads with an array of delicious and disparate greens – you’ll reap a plethora of health benefits and tickle your taste buds!

Leafy greens form the base of many salads and set the tone of your salad. Discover an array of different flavors and textures. Sweet, bitter, earthy, peppery, or sharp, you’ll find leafy greens to suit every palate.

Young, leafy greens tend to have small, tender leaves and be mild flavor. Mature plants generally have tougher leaves and stronger, more intense flavors making them more suited for cooking.

So skip the iceberg lettuce, be adventurous, and try a new nutrient-packed leafy greens. It’ll add wonderful vibrancy, changing up texture and flavor of any salad.

Salad greens can often be cooked. Briefly sauté or wilt them before adding to salads, or add to a variety of dishes.

Fresh greens are crisp, unwilted, vibrant in color. Avoid salad greens that are slimy, browning, or wilted.

As a general rule place greens in a plastic bag and put in crisper drawer in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Wash thoroughly when you’re ready to use. Bunches of greens are often especially sandy may require several rinses.

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