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sooooo sick of Mesclun Mix!!!

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illy Mar 14, 2008 03:43 PM

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.

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    Nyleve Mar 15, 2008 10:14 AM

    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.

    1. orangewasabi Mar 14, 2008 09:10 PM

      Bar Italia has a great Bresaola Salad. It's on a base of butter lettuce that is tossed in a lemon and hazelnut oil dressing with endive, avocado, parmasan and ooops, a few walntus.

      1. JamieK Mar 14, 2008 05:04 PM

        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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        Gallery Grill
        7 Hart House Cir, Toronto, ON M5S, CA

        1. Juniper Mar 14, 2008 05:02 PM

          I really enjoy the green salad at Cataplana. Crisp and leafy -- a "ball" of whole radicchio leaves, butter lettuce leaves, and red leaf lettuce. With an ever so light drizzle of dressing. One of my fave green salads in the city.

          1. Full tummy Mar 14, 2008 04:54 PM

            I really enjoy the arugula salads at Lil Baci.

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