What are spring greens?

Spring greens are the first cabbages of the year. They have fresh, loose heads without the hard heart of other cabbages.

How to prepare spring greens

Remove the leaves from the centre, wash gently and shred.

How to cook spring greens

Add spring greens at the end of a stir-fry, or use in winter soups and stews. They are delicious sliced, steamed and drizzled with melted butter. Take care not to overcook, as the leaves will develop a rank flavour and smell.

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How to store spring greens

Store in the fridge and use within a couple of days.

When are spring greens in season?

Spring greens are at their peak from April to June.

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Choose the best spring greens

Choose fresh, firm leaves. Reject wilted plants.

Alternatives to spring greens

Try cabbage, kale or spinach.