Letters J K L Alphabet of Vegetables

JERUSALEM ARTICHOKES JICAMA KALE KOHLRABI LEAFY GREENS LEEKS LETTUCE LIMA BEANS

Jerusalem Artichokes
Also called Sunchokes

THE BASICS
Jerusalem artichokes have nothing to do with Jerusalem. Neither are they truly artichokes but a variety of sunflower with a lumpy, brown-skinned tuber that resembles a gingerroot. Because of the name confusion, modern-day growers now call them sunchokes.

Must sunchokes be peeled? No but do wash them very carefully

Jerusalem Artichokes in HOT SIDE DISHES
Sautéed Sunchokes with Apple & Pancetta 10min/30min – WW2 - NetCarb15

Jerusalem Artichokes in COLD SIDE DISHES & VEGETABLE SALADS
Autumn Sunchoke Salad 25min/25min – WW2 - NetCarb11

Jerusalem Artichokes in APPETIZERS
Jerusalem Artichokes as Crudites 15min/15min




Jicama
Also called Mexican Potato & Mexican Turnip

THE BASICS
[HEE-kah-mah] Jicama is a large, bulbous root vegetable with a thin brown skin which should be peeled before eating or cooking and white crunchy flesh. Its sweet, nutty flavor is good both raw and cooked.

Jicama in COLD SIDE DISHES & VEGETABLE SALADS
Chopped Salad with Sun-dried Tomato Dressing 30min/30min – WW1
Jicama Slaw 25min/25min – WW2 - NetCarb4




Kale
Including Lacinto Kale which is also called Tuscan Kale, Cavolo Nero and Dinosaur Kale
See also Leafy Greens

THE BASICS
Kale is an attractive, nonheading member of the cabbage family and has been cultivated for 2,000 years. It has a mild, cabbage-like flavor and comes in many varieties and colors. Kale's frilly leaves often form a loose bouquet.

How to 'massage' kale for a delightful raw kale salad Quick 'Massaged' Kale Salad

Kale in APPETIZERS
Crispy Salty Kale Chips 10min/20min – WW1 – PP1 – NetCarb5

Kale in HOT SIDE DISHES
Potato, Cabbage & Rapini Colcannon 10min/40min – WW1 - NetCarb9

Kale in COLD SIDE DISHES & VEGETABLE SALADS
Quick 'Massaged' Kale Salad 10min/10min – WW1/WW3 - NetCarb5

Kale in SOUP
Kitchen Parade recipes
Sausage & Kale Split Pea Soup 15min/90min - WW2 - NetCarb13

Bean & Lacinto Kale Soup 30min24hrs – WW5 - NetCarb45
Pride of Erin Soup 25min/60min – WW3 - NetCarb25

Kale in MAIN DISHES
One-Pot Pasta with Greens, Olives & Feta 20min/30min – WW6 - NetCarb7




Kohlrabi

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Leafy Greens
Including specifically Beet Greens, Chard, Collard Greens, Dandelion Greens, Kohlrabi Greens, Kale, Mustard Greens, Turnip Greens & Spinach

See also Amaranth, Bok Choy, Fiddlehead Ferns and Pokeweed
See also Lettuce

Cook's Note: Most recipes for greens are interchangeable. Still, cooking techniques and times vary because greens come with different thicknesses, due to both varietal differences and relative maturity. So I really appreciate recipes that call for specific greens and therefore list them separately.

How to hold greens to eat later
How to cook greens with an Asian twist How to cook pasta & greens with just one pot

Beet GREENs
Kitchen Parade recipes
Trio of Vegetables with Sour Cream: Ontario Greens

Beet Green Risotto 40min/40min – WW3 - NetCarb22
Beet Greens & Three-Onion Pizza 36min/60min – WW8 (plus crust) - NetCarb7 (plus crust)
Farro with Beet Greens 15min/30min – WW4 – NetCarb35
Gratin of Greens 20min/2hrs – WW2 - NetCarb3
Greek Greens 15min/20min
Greens & Stems with Mustard 15min/20min – WW0
Greens 'n' All Beet Soup 35min/90min – WW1/WW2 - NetCarb14/15
Greens with Sour Cream 25min/25min or 15min/15min – WW4
Grilled Beets, Greens & Beans

Collard GREENs
Braised Collard Greens 15min/60min – WW1/WW0 - NetCarb5/4
Hoppin' John Soup 40min/2hrs – WW1 – PP3 – NetCarb12

Dandelion GREENs
Cream of Dandelion Soup 30min/30min – WW6/WW8 - NetCarb18
Dandelion Greens with Mushroom & Pancetta 15min/15min – WW2 - NetCarb8
Simple Dandelion Salad 15min/15min – WW3 – PP3 – NetCarb5

Kohlrabi GREENs
Asian Greens 15min/30min – WW0 – PP1 – NetCarb2

Mustard GREENs
No recipes yet, this is my reminder!

Turnip GREENs
Frozen Turnip Greens with Diced Turnip 5min/20min – WW1 - NetCarb1
Gratin of Greens 20min/2hrs – WW2 - NetCarb3
New Year's Turnip Greens 25min/2hrs – WW2 - NetCarb2




Leeks
See also Onions

THE BASICS
Leeks are related to both garlic and onion though their flavor and fragrance are milder and more subtle. They have thick, white cylindrical stalks with slightly bulbous roots. The broad, flat, dark green leaves wrap tightly around each other like a rolled newspaper.

How to clean leeks
How to steam leeks

Leeks in HOT SIDE DISHES
Creamy Cauliflower Gratin 35min/60min - WW2/WW6 - NetCarb7/16
Fennel, Leek & Mushroom Sautée 15min/15min – WW0/WW1/WW2/NetCarb5/6
Leek & Vegetable Gratin 45min/2hrs – WW2/4 - NetCarb15/22
Leeks & Asparagus 5min/15min – WW1
Sautéed Cabbage with Dill 5min/15min – WW1
Steamed Leeks with Chopped Egg 10min/20min – WW0 - NetCarb4

Leeks in SOUP
Kitchen Parade recipes
Vichyssoise 15min/24hrs - WW - NetCarb20

Homemade Minestrone Soup 35min/1hr – WW1/WW2 – NetCarb10/18
Homemade Vegetable Bouillon 35min/35min
Potato Soup 30min/90min – WW3
Watercress Soup 20min/60min – WW2/WW4/WW5 - NetCarb22/24/25

Leeks in STAPLES
No Waste Leek Stock 5min/60min – WW0




Lettuce
See also other greens often used in salads Arugula, Endive, Mâche, Radicchio, Spinach and Watercress

THE BASICS
Hundreds of lettuce varieties are grown throughout the world. In the U.S., there are four general classifications of lettuce commonly available. Butterhead lettuce has small, round and loosely formed heads with soft, buttery-textured leaves ranging from pale green on the outer leaves to pale yellow-green on the inner leaves. The flavor is sweet and succulent. Crisphead lettuce is commonly known as iceberg, which, in truth, is a variety of crisphead. It has large, round and tightly packed heads. Though crisp, succulent and wilt-resistant, all crispheads have a rather neutral flavor. Leaf lettuce has leaves that branch from a single stalk in a loose bunch rather than forming a tight head. The leaves are crisper and more full-flavored. Romaine lettuce has an elongated head wiht dark green outer leaves that lighten to pale celadon in the center. The leaves are crisp and slightly bitter and the crunchy midrib is particularly succulent. Lollo is a beautiful, frilly and slightly bitter lettuce.

See also salad dressings & salad suppers

See also How to Make Salad Dressing & Never Buy Salad Dressing Again

Lettuce in COLD SIDE DISHES & VEGETABLE SALADS
Kitchen Parade recipes
BLT Pasta Salad 35min/2hrs - WW6 - NetCarb22
Pair of Strawberry Salads: Strawberry Pepper Salad
That Pink Salad

Beet & Walnut Salad 15min/15min – WW3 - NetCarb10
Classic Seven Layer Salad 20min/4hrs – WW4 – NetCarb3
Festive Holiday Salad 10min/10min – WW4 - NetCarb10
Jerusalem Salad 30min/30min – WW2 – NetCarb1
Virgin Caesar Salad 15min/15min - WW1 - NetCarb2

Lettuce in SOUP!
Lettuce Soup 15min/35min – WW2 – NetCarb14

Lettuce in MAIN DISHES
Kitchen Parade recipes
Asian Chicken Salad 15min/15min - WW8 - NetCarb24
Chicken Greek Salad 25min/25min – WW8 - NetCarb10
Tropical Salad Supper 20min/20min - WW5/WW6 - NetCarb34 especially designed to serve with Tropical Pork Tenderloin 10min/40min - WW5 - NetCarb15

Homemade Cobb Salad 10min/10min – WW7 – NetCarb9




Lima Beans
Also called butter beans

THE BASICS
[LY-muh] Lima beans are named for Lima, Peru, where they were found as early as 1500. There are two distinct varieties of lima, the Fordhook and the baby lima -- and Fordhooks are not adult baby limas. Both are pale green, plump-bodied and have a slight kidney-shape curve although the Fordhook is larger and plumper and has a fuller flavor. Fresh limas should be shelled just before using. Frozen lima beans are available year-round and are labeled as Fordhook or baby.

Lima Beans in APPETIZERS
Lima Bean Hummus 20min/60min – WW1 - NetCarb11

Lima Beans in HOT SIDE DISHES
Thanksgiving Succotash 20min/50min – WW3 – NetCarb24





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