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Choosing leafy greens for building a salad

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Building a salad should be art!

Quick Facts…

Lettuce, spinach and other salad greens are an important part of a healthful diet.
Salad greens are year-round sources of vitamin A, vitamin C, and other nutrients.
Red and dark green leafy vegetables are generally higher in nutrients than light-colored greens.

Want to learn how to dress these lovely green?  Click here and learn how to make your own salad dressings.

Side Note about fats: Fruit and vegetables are good sources of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytochemicals and fiber. Many of these nutrients (e.g. beta carotene, vitamin D, and vitamin E) are fat soluble and their absorption is enhanced when consumed with a small amount of healthy fats. Add a small amount of healthy oil (e.g. extra virgin olive oil or flaxseed oil) to the salad dressing or whilst cooking, or include other healthy fat sources such as avocado, coconut, nuts or seeds.

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Arugula [uh-REW-guh-la] 

 

 

 

 

 

Belgian endive = French endive = witloof  = witloof chicory = chicory (in Britain) = Belgium chicory = blanching chicory = Dutch chicory = green-leaved blanching chicory

 

 

 

 

 

Bibb lettuce = limestone lettuce  

 

 

 

 

 

Boc Choy

 

 

 

 

 

Boston lettuce

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chard

 

 

 

 

 

Corn salad = mache = lamb’s lettuce = lamb’s tongue = field lettuce = field salad = fetticus 

 

 

 

 

 

Dandelions = dandelion greens    

 

 

 

 

Endive

 

 

 

 

Escarole = Batavian endive = Batavia = scarole

 

 

 

 

 

Frisee

 

 

 

 

 

Green-leaf lettuce

 

 

 

 

 

Iceberg lettuce = head lettuce = cabbage lettuce = crisphead lettuce  

 

 

 

 

 

Kale

 

 

 

 

 

Lollo rosso

 

 

 

 

 

Mizuna = Japanese greens = spider mustard

 

 

 

 

 

Red-leaf lettuce 

 

 

 

 

 

Romaine lettuce

 

 

 

 

 

Spinach

 

 

 

 

 

Spring salad mix = mesclun = field greens = spring mix

 

 

 

 

 

Watercress

 

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3 thoughts on “Choosing leafy greens for building a salad

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  2. Sarah says:

    What about mustard greens?

    • amie-sue says:

      And mustard greens! I am sure that there are a tons others that I didn’t capture but thanks for bringing them to the table. :)

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