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Wondering what to do with Spring Mix? I researched on its behalf and discovered that it can be used in ways beyond salads! Watch my video below where I discuss my findings. My notes are below the video. Enjoy!
Hope this helps! Judi
Mix 101 – The Basics About the Spring
Mix The spring mix contains a variety of fresh vegetables with different flavors and textures, including red romaine lettuce, baby spinach, radicchio, green romaine lettuce, red oak leaf, mizuna, red leaf, lollo rosso, arugula, red mustard, green mustard, red chard, frisee and tatsoi. It contains a mixture of sweet and mild flavors, and also slightly bitter. The variety can vary between different brands.
Nutrition Tidbits Greens contains vitamins A, C, E and K, folic acid, calcium and potassium. It is very low in calories.
How to select and store the spring mixture Choose vegetables that look fresh and dry. Store them in the refrigerator and use them before the expiration date because they don’t last as long as ripe vegetables. Spring mix vegetables bought in plastic tubs tend to last longer than those sold in bags because the tubs help protect them from damage. Spring mix vegetables are so tender that it is better to eat them fresh (rather than preserved by freezing, etc.).
The spring mix can be used as a vegetable bed for salads or mixed with other vegetables for a delicious salad. When using only the spring mixture in a leaf salad, use light dressings and ingredients, as tender vegetables do not hold up well with heavy ingredients. Basil, lemon, garlic, onion, parsley, chives, balsamic vinegar, tomatoes, fruit, toasted nuts and bacon go well with the spring mix.
The spring mix can also be used as a bed for fresh or grilled fruits and other vegetables.
Mix the spring mix with a balsamic vinaigrette and top with sliced fresh strawberries, nuts and an ounce of goat cheese.
Mix vegetables, nuts and blueberries into a sweet balsamic dressing. Top with goat cheese.
Add mixed vegetables, Kalamata olives, feta cheese, pepperoncini, and cucumber in a bowl. Add the olive oil and lemon. Mix gently. Salt and pepper to taste.
Take your favorite homemade or premixed grain salad and add a handful of baby vegetables.
Add candied or roasted nuts to your mixed vegetables and mix in a bowl with feta or goat cheese. Top with fresh raspberries.
Use an extra spring mix to make a green smoothie. Mix a couple of handfuls with a banana and some other favorite fruit or flavorings and enjoy!
The spring mix can also be lightly sautéed in some fat of your choice along with garlic, sesame seeds, and other flavorings. Finish with some rice vinegar, soy sauce, or lemon juice to brighten the flavor.
The spring mix can also be used as a substitute for spinach in any dish, cooked or raw.
Also try quickly steaming the spring mixture without special equipment. I show how to steam spinach that way in the video below, but using a spring mix instead of fresh spinach would work just as well. Judi in the kitchen video, QUICK and EASY steamed spinach… https://youtu.be/ZWuZHxdPGxg
Grilled chicken and grape spring salad
with goat cheese and balsamic dressing of honey https://www.cookingclassy.com/grilled-chicken-and-grape-spring-salad-with-goat-cheese-and-honey-balsamic-dressing/ Greek chicken
, garden vegetables and spring mix salad https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/greek-chicken-garden-vegetable-and-spring-mix-salad-recipe-2125971
Spring Mix Salad with Grilled Chicken, Avocado and Citrus Vinaigrette http://www.dolesalads.ca/recipes/spring-mix-salad-with-grilled-chicken-avocado-and-citrus-vinaigrette/
Karen Spring Mix Salad
https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/24383/karens-spring-mix-salad/ Spring Mix Salad
with Blueberries, Goat Cheese and Nuts https://www.wholesomeyum.com/recipes/spring-mix-salad-recipe-with-blueberries-goat-cheese-and-walnuts-low-carb-gluten-free/
Mixed vegetables with bacon and herbs https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/mixed-greens-with-bacon-and-herbs-106197