Enjoy fresh greens all summer long at Giant Eagle! Our shelves are stocked this August with all your favorite leafy greens – collards, mustard, butter lettuce, turnip, kale, kohlrabi, and more! Rich in vitamins, fiber, potassium, magnesium, and other essential vitamins and nutrients, you can’t go wrong adding these produce items to your diet. Now, we know eating your greens may seem like a chore, but with these tasty recipes you won’t be able to get enough of them!
The large, loose, soft green leaves are perfect for salads, sandwiches, tacos, and more! With a high nutritional value, rich in calcium, potassium, and an array of vitamins, butter lettuce is a great addition to your diet! When picking at the grocery store, choose unwilted and undamaged leaves. Rinse before use and store in a perforated bag for up to five days. Enjoy a refreshing dinner with this recipe for Butter Lettuce with Green Goddess.
As a staple in southern cooking, collard greens are a delicious addition to any meal. Their dark green, fan-like leaves are great for dishes that require simmering, braising, and steaming. Collard greens have a somewhat bitter taste and tough texture, but when cooked have rich earthy flavors. Collard greens are versatile and highly nutritious – they are a good source of fiber, filled with iron, calcium, and magnesium, and rich in vitamins A, C, and K. Once purchased, these greens stay best unwashed and in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. Try our recipe for Callaloo, a popular Caribbean dish, featuring collard greens.