Our love of mizuna (Japanese mustard greens) came about quite by accident. We were looking at some seed packets at our local gardening store and came across mizuna seeds. The image of the mustard plant was so beautiful that we wanted to add it to our garden roster. About two months after seeding, this gorgeous patch of greens proved to be a favorite section of our spring garden. Mizuna’s mildly spiced and delicately peppery leaves are exciting in salads, especially as a refreshing change from arugula. Adding some grilled shrimp and a fish sauce dressing makes this Asian-inspired salad perfectly balanced and full of flavor.
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