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Leafy Greens & Salad Vegetables

Hungry? Check out this list of the best leafy greens and salad vegetables. These are edible plants in which the leaves, stems, flowers, or roots can be made into delicious snacks. This list does not include edible plants that are fungi, seeds, or treated as fruits. Something to consider: the word vegetable is based on culinary tradition. It is not scientific. Edible plants traditionally used to make savory dishes are typically considered vegetables. That said, some vegetables are occasionally used to also make sweet dishes, such as carrots, rhubarb, and even avocados.

What are the best vegetables for salad? While some of the edible greens on this list may be eaten raw, more often than not, vegetables are cooked. So whether you're a vegetarian, vegan, or just a well rounded carnivore, enjoy this list of leafy greens and salad vegetables. Maybe you'll be inspired to go outside and hunt for your own leafy greens. Or maybe you'll just learn a few new things about the different types of salad greens before you eat that burger you really wanted anyway. Whatever the case, learning about these salad veggies may help you make healthy decision in the future. Eat up!

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    Latin Name: Amaranthus cruentus

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    Latin Name: Eruca sativa

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    Latin Name: Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris

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    Bitterleaf Latin Name: Vernonia calvoana

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    Latin Name: Brassica rapa Chinensis group

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    Latin Name: Brassica oleracea Gemmifera group

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    Latin Name: Brassica oleracea Capitata group

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    Flatweed Latin Name: Hypochaeris radicata

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    Latin Name: Brassica oleracea

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    Latin Name: Apium graveolens

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    Celtuce Latin Name: Lactuca sativa var. asparagina

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    Ceylon spinach Latin Name: Basella alba

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    Latin Name: Beta vulgaris var. cicla

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    Chaya Latin Name: Cnidoscolus aconitifolius subsp. aconitifolius

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    Chickweed Latin Name: Stellaria

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    Latin Name: Cichorium intybus

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    Chinese cabbage Latin Name: Brassica rapa Pekinensis and Chinensis groups

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    Chinese Mallow Latin Name: Malva verticillata

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    Chrysanthemum leaves Latin Name: Chrysanthemum coronarium

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    Latin Name: Brassica oleracea

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    Latin Name: Valerianella locusta

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    Cress Latin Name: Lepidium sativum

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    Latin Name: Taraxacum officinale

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    Latin Name: Cichorium endivia

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    Epazote Latin Name: Chenopodium ambrosioides

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    Fat hen Latin Name: Chenopodium album

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    Fiddlehead fern Latin Name: Pteridium aquilinum, Athyrium esculentum

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    Fluted pumpkin Latin Name: Telfairia occidentalis

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    Garden Rocket Latin Name: Eruca sativa

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    Golden samphire Latin Name: Inula crithmoides

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    Latin Name: Chenopodium bonus-henricus

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    Greater Plantain Latin Name: Plantago major

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    Latin Name: Brassica rapa Alboglabra group

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    Latin Name: Brassica oleracea Acephala group

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    Komatsuna Latin Name: Brassica rapa Pervidis or Komatsuna group

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    Kuka Latin Name: Adansonia spp.

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    Lagos bologi Latin Name: Talinum fruticosum

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    Lamb's lettuce Latin Name: Valerianella locusta

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    Land cress Latin Name: Barbarea verna

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    Latin Name: Lactuca sativa

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    Lizard's tail Latin Name: Houttuynia cordata

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    Melokhia Latin Name: Corchorus olitorius, Corchorus capsularis

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    Miner's Lettuce

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    Mizuna greens Latin Name: Brassica rapa Nipposinica group

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    Napa cabbage Latin Name: Brassica rapa Pekinensis group

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    New Zealand Spinach Latin Name: Tetragonia tetragonioides

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    Orache Latin Name: Atriplex hortensis

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    Pak choy Latin Name: Brassica rapa Chinensis group

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