Today I made a healthy and simple salad using mizuna greens. Mizuna is a Japanese green and the flavor is delicious, like a peppery green similar to arugula, but milder. It’s wonderful eaten raw but you can also have it sauteed, steamed, pickled or used in soups. I added sweet pomegranate seeds and apple slices to compliment the slight bitter flavor of the mizuna.
For the dressing I made a refreshing and light lemon vinaigrette with a hint of honey. Mizuna is sold at Asian grocery stores or health food markets. If you can’t find mizuna greens, you can use arugula or mustard greens.
Mizuna Salad Recipe
1/2 bunch mizuna, cleaned and roughly chopped
1 pomegranate, halved and seeds taken out (or 1/2 cup store bought seeds)
1 apple, sliced into thin wedges
Mizuna Salad Dressing Recipe
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon honey
salt and pepper, to taste
For the dressing, whisk olive oil, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, honey and salt & pepper. Set aside.
Place mizuna greens and apple slices in a large bowl. Cut pomegranate in half and hit the back side with a rolling pin (or other device) to release seeds, see photo above. Pour in dressing and toss well. Arrange salad on serving plates.
Total Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
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