Today is all about our new favorite green. Learn what to look for at the market, and how to work it into meals from now till next week. Not only does it have a fun sounding name (that you can have a puntastic time with) Tatsoi is a really versatile green we know you will all love including in your meals.
Tatsoi is a member of the brassica family, along with mustard greens and Brussels sprouts. It has rounded leaves shaped like a spoon, which have a buttery texture and a slightly sweet flavor.
What to look for when choosing Tatsoi
Tatsoi leaves should be a deep glossy green and free of any bruising, wilting, or yellowing. In cooler weather Tatsoi usually is found as a whole intact head Tatsoi is stunningly beautiful and hugs the ground like a flat leafy rosette. In warmer weather tatsoi grows more upright (think similar to bok choi) which isn't as visually stunning but tasty non-the-less.
Tatsoi is packed with 2 times as much vitamin C as that of an orange and loaded with minerals and health-promoting compounds.
How to Store and Prep
To get the most out of your Tatsoi wrap the leaves in a damp paper towel, and store them in a bag in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 days. Prepare fresh tatsoi by separating the leaves (if you found a whole head) and wash them well just before use.
How to Use Tatsoi
Tatsoi is a very versatile green, equally suited to being served raw or lightly cooked. To make it easy, just use tatsoi anywhere you’d use spinach. Lightly steam or sauté it, wilt the leaves with a warm dressing, or add them to a soup at the end of cooking. Here's a recipe we think you'll love.
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