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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.







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













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






Dandelions = dandelion greens    










Escarole = Batavian endive = Batavia = scarole












Green-leaf lettuce






Iceberg lettuce = head lettuce = cabbage lettuce = crisphead lettuce  












Lollo rosso






Mizuna = Japanese greens = spider mustard






Red-leaf lettuce 






Romaine lettuce












Spring salad mix = mesclun = field greens = spring mix








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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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