Veggie Type: Leafy Green
Season: Summer-Fall, stores through winter
Peak months: June-November
Uses: This hybrid can be used in place of either of its parents, but it’s probably best prepared as you would a simple collard greens side dish. Discard the stems and lightly sauté the greens with olive oil and garlic, and finish up with a dark, sweet vinegar (e.g. balsamic, fig, anything fruity). This preparation style will really let the hybrid’s distinct flavor show through. If you want to experiment more, try it in salads/wraps or in any recipe calling for either of the parent greens.