Tatsoi is an Asian green that is growing in popularity in North America. It seems to have been around a bit longer on the east coast and it's now showing up more on the west coast. It has dark green, round leaves that form a compact, thick rosette. Tatsoi contains an abundance of nutrients and minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium, and iron. It's one of many alternatives to your typical greens. If you have the luxury of a nearby farmer's market then look for Tatsoi.
Tatsoi can be used the same way you might use spinach and other greens. It can be added raw with other greens to a salad or it can be cooked into stir fry. It would work well in any of these existing recipes:
- Stir Fry Shrimp with Vegetables with Chinese Chili Sauce
- Bok Choy and Tofu Noodle Bowl
- Shrimp and White Bean Salad with Harissa Dressing
Here are some external websites that provide more information on tatsoi along with some cooking ideas:
- Food.com Dictionary
- Food52: Tatsoi is the New Spinach
- Specialty Produce
- ComoWater: Sauteed Tatsoi
- Kalyn's Kitchen: Chilled Wilted Tatsoi Salad
- Vegetarian Times: Tatsoi, Mizuna, and Edamame Salad with Sesame Dressing
I will have to see how I use it this summer.