Winter Spring Mix Salad (Mesclun)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

I came up with this recipe when I wanted a healthy and warm dish with a different texture and taste other than spinach. It has a very simple taste to it, but the ingredients and flavors all meld together nicely. I used all organic ingredients; including the chicken (but you could omit the chicken or even substitute shrimp and add pine nuts). It has a very good taste and is a nice change from ordinary spinach and chicken dishes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. heat olive oil and garlic in large sauce or frying pan until garlic is golden; not dark brown.
  2. add chicken and cover; cook on medium-low until chicken is cooked through but not dry (about 20 min).
  3. wash mesclun mix well (unless you have bought prewashed) and add mesclun mix and sundried tomatoes and cover; cooking on low for about 10 minutes, keeping an eye to be sure greens don't get wilty.
  4. they will be done when they are soft but not wilted (you really just want them warmed).
  5. toss in cheese and cook an additional 5 minutes.
  6. serve alone or over a bed of linguine.


Most Helpful

To cut down on the fat content of this dish, I reduced the oil to 2 Tbs and the cheese to ¼ cup (I used goat cheese). Even with the changes, this still tasted excellent.

echo echo March 01, 2005

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