leaf vegetables 
Leaves of edible plants consumed as vegetables.
Especially popular in southern France and Italy; whether raw or cooked, it should be used in moderation because of its strong flavor.
When cooked or dried, the leaves lose their sting; it has a somewhat spicy flavor and can be prepared more or less like spinach.
Both the stems and the tender fleshy leaves are eaten; it has a slightly acidic, spicy flavor.
The leaves of this common plant are excellent in salads; when cooked, they can be prepared like spinach.
Tender and juicy, it is mostly eaten raw, in salads; the delicate leaves have a slight mustardlike flavor.
Also called lamb’s lettuce; its soft, mild-tasting leaves are primarily eaten raw, in salads.