sooooo sick of Mesclun Mix!!!
I love green salads, but It's so disappointing when a plate of mesclun mix arrives. Where's the crisp and crunch? All I ask is that they include some other crisper green, like romaine or endive or anything!!
The worst is when you find the slimy pieces mixed in. barf!
Do you agree?
Has anyone had a good green salad lately in TO? No walnuts, craisins and goat cheese please. Just simply green and delicious.
I just had this exact conversation with a friend. Mostly about home-made, but I feel the same way in restaurants. I have simply stopped buying that nasty business called "baby spring mix" - ever. Even when you get it fresh, it invariably contains at least ONE horrible slimy leaf which finished me off instantly.
My solution: torn romaine hearts mixed with radicchio and some baby arugula (that stuff stays nice) or regular arugula. A little red onion and that's it.
I had a good green salad today at Gallery Grill, organic greens that sort of looked like a mesclun mix but very fresh and with crunchy bits, also with pomegranate seeds (better than craisins!) in an oregano vinaigrette.
I know what you mean though with the usual run-of-the-mill green salads. When we serve a green salad at a dinner party at home, I always throw romaine salad in with the mesclun. Gotta have crunch!
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