Have you tried cooking with mizuna yet? Add this nutritious leafy green into your diet with our 14 Healthy Mizuna Recipes round-up.
Mizuna is a Japanese leafy vegetable with dark green serrated leaves. It’s often compared to arugula but mizuna has a milder mustard-like peppery flavor and fresh crisp taste.
This leafy green is high in nutrients, including vitamins A, C and K and rich in antioxidants.
You can find mizuna at farmers’ markets, whole food shops and Japanese grocery stores.
It can be eaten raw in a salad, stir-fried or stirred into a soup or a hot pot dish just until wilted.
Mizuna features in many Japanese recipes and it has become increasingly popular around the world. If mizuna got you excited explore our 14 Healthy Mizuna Recipes collection below.
1. Mizuna Lettuce Salad
Mizuna shines in this elegant Mizuna Lettuce Salad by Running to the Kitchen. This beautiful fresh salad recipe is made with mizuna leaves tossed with sliced crisp apples, sunflower seeds and raisins and balanced with honey lemon dijon dressing.
2. Warm Mushroom Salad with Sesame Dressing
This nutty tangy Warm Mushroom Salad with Sesame Dressing by Just One Cookbook is a versatile side dish. This delicious recipe features shiitake, king oyster, shimeji and enoki mushrooms mixed with fresh peppery mizuna and classic Japanese sesame dressing.
3. Spicy Tofu Soup with Mizuna Greens
This Korean-inspired Spicy Tofu Soup with Mizuna Greens by The Seasoned Vegetable makes an easy weeknight vegan-friendly dinner. This hearty soup packed with wholesome ingredients and beautiful flavors will keep you happy and full.
4. Vegan Nabe – Healthy Japanese Miso Hot Pot
Feast your eyes on this mouth-watering Vegan Nabe aka Healthy Japanese Miso Hot Pot by From the Comfort of My Bowl. This plant-based version of traditional Japanese hot pot stew made with kombu, shiro miso, mizuna, napa cabbage, leeks, carrots, shiitake and enoki mushrooms is chock-full of flavor and nutrition.
5. Mizuna Salad with Miso Dressing
This delightful Mizuna Salad with Miso Dressing by Chopstick Chronicles is layered with lovely textures and flavors. Mizuna leaves, tuna chunks and sliced radish are tossed with delicious miso dressing in this tasty recipe.
6. Mizuna Sunchoke Salad with Shiitake Salmon
Mizuna wonderfully complements salmon in this healthy flavorsome Mizuna Sunchoke Salad with Shiitake Salmon by No Recipes. In this wonderfully creative recipe, shiitake-flavored pan-fried salmon is served with mizuna greens, crisp strips of sunchoke and segments of grapefruit dressed in a light lemon vinaigrette.
7. Miso Aubergine and Mizuna Tempura with Ponzu Joyu
This fabulous Miso Aubergine and Mizuna Tempura with Ponzu Joyu by Food and Travel are fit for a dinner party. Aubergine slices and mizuna leaves are dipped in tempura batter and fried until golden and served with ponzu joyu dipping sauce.
8. Mizuna Myoga Salad with Ponzu Sesame Dressing
We adore this elegant Mizuna Myoga Salad with Ponzu Sesame Dressing by Just One Cookbook. This delightfully bright and refreshing recipe features mizuna, shiso leaves and myoga ginger with homemade sesame ponzu dressing that ties everything together.
9. 15-Minute Miso Soup with Mizuna
This 15-Minute Miso Soup with Mizuna by Yup It’s Vegan is a delicious, nourishing and hydrating recipe. This vegan soup is made with homemade kombu broth, silken tofu, scallions and a large bunch of mizuna.
10. Grilled Peach and Mizuna Salad
Bring in the summer vibes with this yummy colorful Grilled Peach and Mizuna Salad by The Gantzery. In this recipe, grilled peaches are served with mizuna greens, radicchio, sliced fennel, fresh basil, toasted pumpkin seeds and tart lemon dressing.
11. Tuna and Green Onion Hot Pot (Negima Nabe)
This inviting Tuna and Green Onion Hot Pot (Negima Nabe) by RecipeTin Japan is a wonderful variation on this classic Japanese dish. The traditional Negima Nabe consists of fresh tuna cubes and chopped thick green onions cooked in a soy-based broth but this version has grilled tofu and mizuna leaves added to it.
12. Prosciutto Wrapped Scallops with Avocado Salsa Verde and Wilted Mizuna
Another amazing dinner party recipe is this tasty Prosciutto Wrapped Scallops with Avocado Salsa Verde and Wilted Mizuna by Naked Cuisine. Crispy seared scallops are wrapped with salty prosciutto, smothered with salsa verde and served alongside wilted tender mizuna greens in this palatable dish.
13. Mizuna Pesto Farrotto with Oven Roasted Olives
This plant-based Mizuna Pesto Farrotto with Oven Roasted Olives by Keepin’ It Kind will rock your world. Creamy farro is combined with zesty pesto, big chunks of oyster mushrooms, little bursts of sweet peas and crispy salty olive slices.
14. Mizuna Salad with Peanuts
Brighten your day with this light refreshing Mizuna Salad with Peanuts by Healthy Seasonal Recipes. In this recipe mizuna leaves, peanuts and chopped chives are tossed with super yummy peanut oil dressing and garnished with edible flowers.
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