Leaf Vegetables

belgium endive


Belgian Endive: white with pale yellow tips

that are closed

Flavor profile: rich tangy

What to look for: crisp white, yellow edges,

firm, not wilted

Uses: salad, sauce, garnish, soup, stews, pasta

Storage: gets bitter when exposed to light,

store wrapped in paper in refrigerator

Preparation: cut root end off, cone out the

core with pairing knife

Chicory


Chicory: curly long leafs,

Flavor profile: bitter

What to look for: fresh, free of brown spots

Uses: salad greens

Storage: 8 - 10 days in plastic bag in

refrigerator

Preparation: wash, cut as needed, remove

stem

collard greens


Swiss Chard: bright green, ribs with veins of

red

Flavor profile: spinach like, irony

What to look for: clean, bright, crisp,

Uses: salad, sauteed, steamed, soufle

Storage: 5 - 7 days in refrigerator

Preparation: wash, cut as needed, remove

stem

leaf lettuce


Green Leaf Lettuce: white base with

escalloped edge pale green leafs

Flavor profile: neutral, acts as a refresher

What to look for: clean, crisp, bright

Uses: sandwiches, garnish, as part of a greens

mixture in salad

Storage: 5 - 7 days in refrigerator

Preparation: wash, seperate leafs, for

sandwich, or cut for greens mixture

Romaine lettuce


Romaine Lettuce: white rib, with tall broad

leaves

Flavor profile: clean crisp

What to look for: clean, bright, crisp

Uses: salad, sandwiches, caesar salad

Storage: 5 - 7 days in refrigerator

Preparation: wash, cut off base end, cut up

in forkful sized pieces