French Baby GreensA mesclun mix is a delightful bunch of tender greens that you will frequently find in French salads. You now get it year round at the grocery store in a prepackaged mix, but originally people gathered the young leaves that make up mesclun in the fields in the south of France during the springtime and early summer.
How to Best Enjoy Mesclun Mixed baby greens are so flavorful that you don't want to cover their taste with a heavy salad dressing. Better to go with a drizzle of vinaigrette, which will be all the better if you make it yourself. You could also try adding croutons, smoked salmon, warm goat cheese, crumbled bacon, or toasted nuts. Growing Your Own Because they are eaten when still young, you can quickly enjoy the greens in mesclun if you should decide to grow your own. You'll find several different and fun kits for growing your own mesclun on the market. Hungry Yet? Make a salad of mixed greens, pour on a fresh vinaigrette, add a loaf of whole grain bread, a good French cheese, and a glass of wine and you'll have a perfect light and easy meal ready in no time.
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