Tatsoi Salad

I escaped from my cube on Friday and walked over to the Farmer’s Market right near my office in Copley Square, where there was a huge selection of produce. Plenty of my favorites of course, but I wanted to try something new. I picked up two big bunches of tatsoi, which is a Chinese green. The vendor told me it was “like spinach, but doesn’t get mushy.” Really, she had me at “like spinach…”.

My first tatsoi recipe was this chilled salad from Kalyn’s Kitchen. It was easy to make; I chopped the greens and steamed them for 1 minute, then tossed them with the soy sauce based dressing. I left out the chili sauce, but did put in a dash of cayenne. After chilling in the refrigerator for a few hours, I garnished the greens with sesame seeds and served the salad with (takeout) sushi. It was so nice to have a cool healthy salad on a hot day, and tatsoi has a mild flavor that does taste like spinach. Stay tuned for another brand new produce item tomorrow.

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