Mesclun

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Mesclun
Salad
Salade mesclun et chèvre chaud sur toasts.jpg
Place of origin:
France
Region or state:
Provence
Main ingredient(s):
Chervil, arugula, leafy lettuces, endive
Recipes at Wikibooks:
Cookbook Mesclun
Media at Wikimedia Commons:
Wikimedia Commons  Mesclun
 
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Mesclun
Salad
Salade mesclun et chèvre chaud sur toasts.jpg
Place of origin:
France
Region or state:
Provence
Main ingredient(s):
Chervil, arugula, leafy lettuces, endive
Recipes at Wikibooks:
Cookbook Mesclun
Media at Wikimedia Commons:
Wikimedia Commons  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.[1][2]

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