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Mizuna (Florida Grown)
Mizuna is a Japanese mustard green that has a similar appearance as wild arugula. The word means “water vegetable” referring to the water retained in the juicy stalks. The leaves are feather shaped with a peppery taste. The green is frequently found in mesclun greens mix. Mizuna’s flavors can be characterized as piquant and bright with a subtle earthiness. It is used in Salads, stir-fries, soups, and nabemono.
Pomegranate Lime Dressing
- 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon lime juice
- 1 teaspoon lime zest
- 1 teaspoon whole grain mustard
- 1 teaspoon pomegranate molasses
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Mix the first 5 ingredients together in a small bowl. Whisk in the olive oil gradually. You can season the dressing or the salad, just before serving.
I decided on a salad of Mizuna leaves, heirloom tomatoes, avocado, and fresh red onion, with a Pomegranate Lime Dressing. You can decide on the proportions yourself, but remember to squeeze a little lime juice over the avocado so that it doesn’t turn brown.
|Produce List for the week of October, 01-05 2012:|
* Lettuce Red Butter
* Greens-Kale Lacinato
* Carrots Bunny Juice
* Squash Sunburst (Fl)
* Mizuna (Japanese “Water Greens”)(Fl)
* Parsley Italian
* Winter Squash
* Avocado Florida
* Tomato on the Vine Orange
* Radish Red w/top
* Potato Sweet Garnett
* Cucumber Pickling (Fl)
* Plum Red