Minnesotans love their summers, and the excitement over sweet corn, local blueberries, and heirloom tomatoes can sometimes reach a hysteria-state. So it’s no wonder we often overlook the veritable tidal wave of leafy summer greens that hit markets and stores in June and July. But these vitamin-packed vegetables are worth getting to know, both for their nutritional value and their spicy, pungent flavors. They come in a range of textures and tastes, and yet in spite of all their differences, they are often interchangeable. So get to know each one, and then go green this summer!
Greens shown in the image above are listed with the corresponding letter inside a [bracket] after their name.