Purple mizuna is high in antioxidants, vitamin C, and folate. It is a very mild member of the mustard family of greens. Purple mizuna is excellent on its own or mixed with other salad greens like arugula and dressed with sesame oil and rice vinegar vinaigrette. It is also wonderful lightly chopped and wilted into miso soup or any kind of savory broth.
Winter Greens Vinaigrette
Serving: Makes 1/2 cup of dressing
¼ cup unseasoned rice vinegar
2 TBS best quality organic sesame oil
½ tsp salt
1 tsp honey
Pinch of crushed red pepper or spicy pepper of your choice
½ clove of garlic, pounded or crushed
Combine garlic, salt, pepper, honey, and vinegar. Let sit 10 minutes and then whisk in sesame oil. Store on the countertop until ready to serve. Drizzle over seasonal greens blend of any kind.