Walking by, I never glanced their way.
And I am not alone. All too often, we pass them by, our eyes eagerly searching for some arugula or meslun or perhaps some lascinato kale – the frumpy darling of foodies everywhere.
Despite its ruffled loveliness and outstanding nutrition cred, the lowly mustard green sits by in relative obscurity – a wallflower among greens.
This is just plain wrong – and shameful.
How big a shame I didn’t realize until just recently when I picked up a bunch for a salad I was going to try.
After wolfing down a huge plate of this salad (and snitching pieces from the bowl before I served it) all I can say is… “why in the world did I not discover them sooner”?They are tender with a little spicy bite and pair wonderfully with all kinds of greens and will be a regular addition to my salad green repertoire.
It appears I have a lot of catching up to do – and after the Superbowl spread yesterday, a lot to make up for as well – and what better way to start off my road to redemption than with a salad – especially this salad. Mustard greens, lascinato kale (yeah, its a darling for a reason), homemade croutons and a little grated gruyere all glossed with a simple white wine vinaigrette.
Redemption has truly never tasted so good.