Mesclun

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Mesclun
Salade mesclun et chèvre chaud sur toasts.jpg
Type Salad
Place of origin France
Region or state Provence
Main ingredients Chervil, arugula, leafy lettuces, endivechive
Cookbook:Mesclun  Mesclun

Mesclun (French pronunciation: ​[mɛsˈklœ̃]) is a salad mix of assorted small, young salad leaves which originated in Provence, France. The traditional mix includes chervil, arugula, leafy lettuces and endive in equal proportions, but in modern iterations may include an undetermined mix of fresh and available lettuces, spinach, arugula (rocket, or roquette), Swiss chard (silver beet), mustard greens (Dijon's Child), endive, dandelion, frisée, mizuna, mâche (lamb's lettuce), radicchio, sorrel, and/or other leaf vegetables.

The name comes from Provençal (Southern France)—mescla, "to mix"—and literally means "mixture".

In Hawaii, similar greens are grown in the region of Waimanalo on the windward side of Oahu. Because of their origin, a similar salad mix called "Nalo Greens" is popular in Hawaiian cuisine. Mesclun salad mixes are also grown in many other parts of the Hawaiian Islands, for example MA'O Organic Farms in the Waianae area of Oahu, Kailani Farms in Kilauea on the island of Hawaii and Kauai Fresh Farms in Kilauea, Kauai., [1][2]

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