mi·​zu·​na | \ mi-ˈzü-nə How to pronounce mizuna (audio) \

Definition of mizuna

: a Japanese mustard (Brassica rapa nipposinica synonym B. rapa japonica) having mild tasting deeply dissected leaves used especially in salads also : its leaves

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Arctic Organics plans to have basil, chives, rhubarb, sorrel, pac choi, mizuna and other early-season crops. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "Two new farmers markets are opening this weekend in Anchorage," 20 June 2019 Rempel Family Farm is bringing in organic arugula, mizuna, kale and salad mix to this week’s market. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "Take an urban food tour, get your rhubarb fix, plus fresh greens and radishes," 7 June 2019 Meanwhile, in a large bowl, toss together 8 cups mizuna, tat soi or mixed spring greens, 2 scallions, minced, 3 radishes, thinly sliced, and 1 teaspoon minced ginger. Louisa Shafia, WSJ, "America’s Most Satisfying Salad," 27 Sep. 2018 Spread salad on 2 large serving platters and top with remaining mizuna, mint, sesame seeds, and chile flakes, plus a sprinkle of flaky sea salt and the puffed black rice (if using). Sunset, "Black Rice and Asparagus with Mizuna and Mint," 22 Jan. 2018 And Crispy Rice is a rich bowl of complex textures and fatty acidity: Crunchy rice chunks are topped with a little bitter mizuna and hot kimchi, a poached egg and bright pickled straw mushrooms. Kathleen Purvis, charlotteobserver, "2 restaurants in 1: We’ve got the first look at the food (and menus) for the new littleSpoon/Comida | Charlotte Observer," 19 Mar. 2018 Add cooled black rice, asparagus, green onion, threefourths of mizuna, and half of the mint, toasted sesame seeds, and chile flakes. Sunset, "Black Rice and Asparagus with Mizuna and Mint," 22 Jan. 2018 A mound of Dungeness crab in a pea purée, adorned with pea shoots and a purple mizuna flower, was sweet and light; a fillet of trout, topped with trout roe and served in a malted rice, scallion and ginger vinaigrette, had a rich, buttery texture. Shivani Vora, New York Times, "A Sonoma Restaurant That’s Pricey but Not Pretentious," 7 July 2017 One verdant sea of mizuna, dill, chervil and parsley had Parmesan, plus a splash of lemony soy sauce to complement the dish’s crowning touch: tender, crusty tatsuta-age (deep-fried) sweetbreads. Providence Cicero, The Seattle Times, "Iconiq: Refined cuisine in Mount Baker will have you coming back for more," 25 May 2017

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First Known Use of mizuna

1976, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mizuna

Japanese, from mizu water + na greens

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