Mustard greens can be eaten raw or cooked–steamed, sautéed, or simmered. Prepare mustard greens like spinach, but expect a stronger flavor.
How to Select
Look for healthy-looking leaves. If grown organically, mustard greens may exhibit some small pin-prick type holes, but they are no worse for the wear. The larger the leaves, the stronger the flavor will be. Avoid mustard greens that are yellowing and have blemishes or ones with stems that are thick, dried out, or browning.
How to Store
Store mustard greens wrapped in a damp paper towel in the fridge. Wash well before cooking, but not until just before—otherwise, they'll wilt quicker. Stored properly, they'll last for about a week.
How to Prepare
Rinse mustard greens under cold running water before use. Mustard greens are prone to dryness so set the crisper to high humidity.