In salad, as in life, it makes a difference what you put on the bottom. I think I’m saying that salad greens are like pants. And some pants are ugly.
You know what's great? Cooked spinach. You know what has the mouthfeel of dental floss wrapped around chalk? Raw spinach. GET OUT OF MY SALAD.
Getty Images/iStockphoto mamadela
Curly Endive (a.k.a. Frisée a.k.a. Chicory)
Curly endive, unlike its Belgian cousin, has NO chill. It has the opposite of chill. Please avoid.
Getty Images/iStockphoto cynoclub
So maybe I once confused radicchio with red cabbage and maybe I made a coleslaw out of it anyway and maybe that coleslaw was so inedibly bitter that I'm still kinda mad WHAT ABOUT IT.
Getty Images/iStockphoto Christian-Fischer
Mixed Greens (a.k.a. Mesclun)
Who even knows what the heck is in here? Whatever it is, it's ALWAYS slimy. If you want to feel like you're in a shitty restaurant in the early 2000's that's trying too hard, mesclun is for you!
Getty Images/iStockphoto spetnitskaya nadya