Red Mustard Lettuce

Red mustard greens have broad wrinkled leaves with a violet purple overlay and purple-green variegation. The leaves grow to 30 centimeters in length and up to 12 centimeters in width. Red mustard leaves are succulent and tender when young with a moderate peppery note and subtle nutty finish.

Culinary use:

  1. Salad: Raw mustard greens lightly dressed with lemon juice, olive oil, and salt make for a refreshing, peppery salad. Use curly mustard, red mustard, or mizuna.

  2. Stir-fry: Try stir-frying curly mustard or gai choy in sesame oil with garlic and dried red chilies for a simple, flavorful side dish.

  3. Soup: Mustard greens are delicious in a soup or stew. Try curly mustard with white beans or gai choy with miso.

Health benefits:

  • All different types of mustard greens are good sources of calcium, vitamin A, and dietary fiber.