Saturday, April 9, 2011

Day Lily Greens: A Great Addition to Spring Salads

I like mild greens. It's not that I can't tolerate the bitter ones. I'll eat salads featuring almost anything. I've even acquired a taste for thing like dandelion greens (a taste I probably cultivated because I just thought that it was cool and cave-man-like). But the mild greens, what John Kallas of the Wild Food Adventurer calls foundation greens, are my favorites, especially if they're a little sweet. Enter day lilies (Hemerocallis fulva).

Day lilies are mild and sweet, but what they really have going for them is a great texture. I had my first of the season in a salad today:

half and half day lily and cultivated greens

grape tomatoes


sliced chicken breast


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