Ah, kale! What vegetable challenge would be complete without it? It’s the supermodel of greens: Intimidatingly pretty, always at all the fanciest places, and hanging out with all the cool people. Fortunately, it deserves the reputation, because kale is as delicious and versatile a green as you can get. Here’s everything you need to know about buying, storing, and cooking with this trendy veggie.
Perhaps one of the most Instagrammed vegetables, beets have had a major image overhaul in the last 20 years. While once they were relegated to little more than a borscht base, now they’re likely to show up roasted or raw in salads and slaws, and you can find them in veggie chip bags, pickle jars, and adding color to plates at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And it’s a good thing! Beets are full of flavor and fantastic to cook with.
You may not have jalapeños high on your list of vegetables, but even though they may not take center stage like tomatoes and corn, what would summer eating be without them? These little peppers that could are essential to perfect guacamole and they give a little kick to oh so many dishes. Here’s what you need to know about jalapeños, from how to pick them to how to get their pesky burn off your hands. Five must-reads for jalapeño lovers.