WHB – Fresh Herb Salad with Mandarin Dressing


I know, I know, I am soooo cheating with this entry for Weekend Herb Blogging, but this fresh lettuce and herb mix has become my new favorite staple to have on hand in my fridge! I know that these packages of baby lettuces are expensive, but they are such a time saver. It’s almost impossible for me to buy this many different types of lettuces and fresh herbs. This mix is organic and the container is made from sort of corn and is even compostable!

Fresh Herb Salad

This blend may contain, baby red romaine lettuce, baby green romaine lettuce, royal red oak leaf lettuce, lollo rosa lettuce, new red fire lettuce, baby red leaf lettuce, baby green leaf lettuce, tango lettuce, little gem lettuce, green oak leaf lettuce, mizuna, tatsoi, red mustard, green mustard, red chard, green chard, arugula, baby spinach, radicchio, frisee, dill and parsley. One of my favorite ways to serve this is with one of those little cans of mandarin oranges. Some of the juice from the oranges is used to make the dressing. If you double the dressing (and it’s easy because there is plenty of juice in the can), you can use it on any salad that contains fruit. In the first picture, I tossed the lettuce with some dried cranberries and toasted walnuts and the mandarin orange dressing. Very good!


Mandarin Orange Dressing

2 Tablespoons juice from a can of mandarin oranges
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste

Whisk all ingredients together.


Lucky for me this lettuce contains fresh dill and parsley and it can be my entry for this week’s Weekend Herb Blogging , hosted by Lia of Swirling Notions.

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  1. says

    Love, love, love citrus in salad. And I was just on my way downstairs to make something fattening. You may just have saved me a zillion calories!

  2. says

    I buy this same type of lettuce and herb mix and it’s so wonderful. I agree, you could never have that many different ingredients on hand as you get in the mix. Sounds great!

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