Watercress is a young plant which, as the name suggests, grows in water. The fresh green leaves and crispy stems have a nice peppery taste, which is comparable to the taste of radish and rocket salad.
Lamb’s lettuce used to grow among the grain, hence the name lamb’s lettuce. For a long time, people thought it was a type of weed, but luckily they eventually discovered that these fine, green leaves are very tasty. The cheerful leaves are light to dark green and the flavour is mild.
In recent years, rocket salad has conquered many cuisines worldwide. Although it was not that long ago that rocket salad was unknown, it is now indispensable for many people. Rocket salad is a delicious, peppery, leafy vegetable with a powerful flavour.
This is the “baby” variety of kale. It has beautiful, fine leaves and the taste of this baby kale is wonderfully fresh and slightly spicy. Although kale has the reputation of a winter vegetable, this baby variety is also great for summer salads!
Mesclun is a delicious mix of different types of lettuce which are early harvested. Mesclun is Latin for “mixture”. The lettuce mix mainly contains American and Japanese varieties.
Bulls Blood is a beautiful type of lettuce with deep red-purple leaves. It is actually the leaf of a Bulls Blood beet. The taste is sweet-bitter and slightly earthy. Because of its beautiful colour, this colorful lettuce variety is great to combine with green leaves.
These little spinach baby leaves are deliciously tender and have a strong flavour. Despite its small size, it contains many nutrients. No wonder Popeye became so strong! Did you know that Popeye ensured that spinach sales increased by 30%?
In Holland, dandelion is also called “mole lettuce” or “horse lettuce”. It's the leaf of the dandelion flower. Dandelion is quite bitter and therefore grown in the dark, which results in a softer taste. The taste and colour is similar to chicory.
Little gems are nice, small lettuce heads which are ready to use and they have a slightly sweet flavour. The nice thing about Little Gem is that you can also grill or steam the heads. When Little Gem is steamed, it tastes a bit like asparagus.
Ice plant lettuce is a type of lettuce which comes from France. Ice plant lettuce has a nice, slightly salted flavour. This special lettuce received its name from the glittering blisters on the stems and leaves. The leaves look like frozen droplets, how beautiful can it be?
This type of lettuce originated from a mix between red chicory and endive. It is a lettuce looking vegetable which is very decorative. The leaves are beautiful green to red coloured and have red-pink “splashes”.
Puntarelle is a happy looking vegetable which is recognisable by long shaped, thin leaves attached to a white stem. The flavour could be descripted as nutty and bitter. Puntarelle is a vegetable with own instructions, but definitely worth it!