(pronunciation: MESS-klunn) is a salad
mix of assorted small, young salad leaves. The mix varies depending on the source, but it may include lettuces
(rocket), Swiss chard
, mustard greens
, oak leaf
, and/or other leafy vegetables
. Mesclun is good up to 5 days in a plastic bag. Wash and blot dry just before using. The name comes from Provençal
, "to mix"—and literally means "mixture".