Fresh, Spicy Ginger with Tops

Ginger is famous for its spicy root, but the stem and greens offer a milder flavor and can be eaten fresh or cooked. The leaves may be a bit course, so they work well minced fine and added to salads, dressings, soups and in any recipe where you would use fresh ginger. The great thing about fresh-from-the-ground ginger is that it doesn’t need to be peeled and the entire plant is edible.

Add minced fresh ginger with soy and sesame oil to stir-fried Asian greens and cabbage. Use it to make ginger tea or add it to salads and salad dressing.