Vegetables – Mesclun Salad Mix
Vegetables – Mesclun Salad Mix - BioGro Certified
130gm (varieties will vary seasonally)
Salad greens include an array of leaves, often loosely termed ‘salad greens’, which are included in salad greens mixes.
Mesclun is the French term given to a mixture of tender young gourmet salad greens. Mesclun contains combinations of salad leaves and herbs that will vary with the time of year and from brand to brand.
Sometimes baby cavolo nero, a variety of kale with blackish dark green leaves is added to mixes.
Edible flowers are sometimes added to salad mixes.
Young spinach leaves are often used in salad mixes and sold with other salad greens. Baby spinach has round to oblong leaves with a mild flavour. Spinach is particularly nutrient dense with a wide range of health benefits.
Pea shoots (dau miu)
These are the tender tips off young pea shoots. They are sweet and succulent.
Radicchio leaves are red, slightly bitter and have a nutty flavour.
This is an Asian cabbage that is used in salads of all kinds when very young. It has a very mild cabbage flavour.
These young leaves are green with red veins. They have a faint beet-like flavour and are especially good in warm salads.
These young leaves have a faint sharp mustard flavour and are especially good with mizuna and other young leaves. The small leaves, while being predominantly red on the upper side, have green colouring on the under side.
Like red mustard, there are many different varieties of green mustard available and leaf shape varies considerably. Flavour also varies from mild to intense.
Rocket (roquette, arugula)
Rocket has dark green, deeply lobed leaves and has a spicy piquant flavour. It is ideal to mix with other lettuce leaves and is commonly found in commercially available lettuce leaf mixes.
These dark green leaves have a peppery taste. The leaves and thin stalks can be used raw.
Wild rocket (wild italian arugula or wild European rocket)
Wild rocket has thinner leaves and a more intense spicy piquant flavour than rocket.
Like rocket, mizuna has a spicy piquant flavour, is great mixed with other lettuce leaves and is commonly found in commercially available lettuce leaf mixes. Mizuna is medium green with deeply jagged leaves.
Mibuna is similar in taste to mizuna but it has a slightly stronger flavour. The leaves are smooth edged.
Lambs lettuce (corn salad, mache)
Lambs lettuce is very succulent with a delicate flavour and smoothly textured green leaves.
Frisee, also called curled endive, has finely dissected edges and is used in salads. It is slightly bitter and provides an attractive ‘coral’ appearance in mesclun mixes.