Guide to Greens

Know much about the leaves that go into your salads? Use this salad greens guide to find out which types of salads you might love, what they taste like and ideas for how to mix things up. We can’t wait to see what you’ll make of all this – after all, the options are endless!

Arugula

A zippy leafy green that works well to add spice to a leaf mix or on its own for a bold tasting dish.

Also goes by: rocket, roquette, rucola, rucoli, rugula, colewort, eruca sativa
Taste:
bland or mild
bold
Texture:
very tender
crunchy
Beet Tops

Harvested from the top of beets, these dark leafy greens have a deep red stem.

Also goes by: beet greens
Taste:
bland or mild
bold
Texture:
very tender
crunchy
Bok Choy

A Chinese cabbage with great crunch. Its name comes from the Chinese word for soup spoon because of its shape. It looks like romaine on top and celery on the bottom.

Also goes by: pak choi, pak choy, bak choi, paak choi, Chinese cabbage, Chinese mustard cabbage, Chinese chard cabbage, white cabbage, Chinese chard, Chinese mustard, celery mustard
Taste:
bland or mild
bold
Texture:
very tender
crunchy
Butter Lettuce

Prized butter lettuce grows in beautifully ruffled, yellow-green heads.

Also goes by: Boston lettuce, Bibb lettuce
Taste:
bland or mild
bold
Texture:
very tender
crunchy
Cabbage

A pale, leafy vegetable that’s available in many varieties.

Taste:
bland or mild
bold
Texture:
very tender
crunchy
Chard

A deep green leaf with large, thick stalks of many colors.

Also goes by: Swiss chard, silverbeet, perpetual spinach, spinach beet, crab beet, bright lights, sea kale, mangold, white beet
Taste:
bland or mild
bold
Texture:
very tender
crunchy
Iceberg Lettuce

A very popular, refreshing, light green type of crisphead lettuce. Our founder, Bruce Church and three partners formed an ice company that supported a growing wave of packing and shipping fresh heads of lettuce across the country in ice-packed rail cars. As the train pulled into each stop, folks would call out excitedly, "the icebergs are coming! The icebergs are coming!" and the name stuck!

Also goes by: crisphead lettuce
Taste:
bland or mild
bold
Texture:
very tender
crunchy
Kale

Kale is a really nutrient-dense form of cabbage that’s available in many varieties. Eat it raw or cooked!

Also goes by: borecole, cow cabbage, kail
Taste:
bland or mild
bold
Texture:
very tender
crunchy
Little Gem Lettuce

This is a beautiful, compact lettuce that combines the crispness of romaine and the taste of butter lettuce.

Taste:
bland or mild
bold
Texture:
very tender
crunchy
Lollo Rossa Lettuce

Lollo Rossa lettuce is a classic Italian lettuce. Its color varies from dark copper red to bright green.

Also goes by: lollo rosso, lolla rossa
Taste:
bland or mild
bold
Texture:
very tender
crunchy
Mizuna

This Japanese green is great raw, cooked or even pickled.

Also goes by: shui cai, kyona, Japanese mustard, potherb mustard, Japanese greens, California peppergrass, or spider mustard
Taste:
bland or mild
bold
Texture:
very tender
crunchy
Mustard Greens

This chartreuse green is a staple in Southern U.S. cooking. The seeds are used to make the condiment mustard.

Also goes by: Curled mustard, American mustard
Taste:
bland or mild
bold
Texture:
very tender
crunchy
Oak Lettuce

A beautiful type of butter lettuce with medium green leaves shaped like oak leaves.

Also goes by: Butter lettuce
Taste:
bland or mild
bold
Texture:
very tender
crunchy
Radicchio

A variety of chicory with dark red leaves. It’s often confused with red cabbage but it is much more tender and flavorful.

Also goes by: Italian chicory
Taste:
bland or mild
bold
Texture:
very tender
crunchy
Romaine

A crisp, distinctive lettuce used in the classic Caesar salad.

Also goes by: Cos lettuce
Taste:
bland or mild
bold
Texture:
very tender
crunchy
Spinach

Spinach is a deep green, small leaf that makes a hearty salad or wilts into hot pasta or other cooked dishes. It’s a rich source of iron too.

Taste:
bland or mild
bold
Texture:
very tender
crunchy
Tango Lettuce

A lime green or red “oak leaf” shaped lettuce that forms tight rosettes and works well in mixed salads.

Also goes by: Curled leaf lettuce, oak leaf lettuce
Taste:
bland or mild
bold
Texture:
very tender
crunchy
Tatsoi

A deep green rosette of small, spoon-shaped leaves with tender stems.

Also goes by: Spinach mustard, Chinese flat cabbage, rosette pakchoi, broadbeaked mustard, spoon mustard, tat soi, tat choy
Taste:
bland or mild
bold
Texture:
very tender
crunchy
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We love organic

And we know you do too! That’s why we offer so many organic salads and kits, with more on the way.