Healthy Mesclun Salad with Balsamic Dressing

This healthy Mesclun salad recipe is the perfect solution for an easy lunch or light dinner salad. Make our recipe for delicious balsamic garlic cashew dressing to drizzle over the top!

If you are getting tired of your regular old salad mix, try this salad on for size. This healthy green salad has just a hint of peppery-ness, nutty-ness and herby-ness, with a big dose of deliciousness.

bowl of healthy Mesclun Salad with tomatoes

What is Mesclun Salad?

According to Wikipedia, mesclun salad is,

A salad mix of assorted small, young salad leaves which originated in Provence, France. The traditional mix includes chervil, arugula, leafy lettuces and endive in equal proportions…”

Their definition goes on to explain that other healthy greens such as dandelion can also be included. However, I’m sort of a traditional girl myself, so I stuck with the original idea.

Chervil was a new herb for me and I actually had to have Whole Foods order it. It’s a delicious herb and I fully plan to grow some myself this year. If you can’t find it at your local grocer, ask the produce person if they can order it for you. Whole Foods had it there the next morning at 8am sharp – that’s what I call efficient.


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Healthy Mesclun Salad

This healthy Mesclun salad recipe makes an easy lunch or light dinner salad. Make our recipe for delicious balsamic cashew dressing to drizzle over the top! This recipe makes 1 serving, although you can divide it into 2 servings.
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: French
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 57kcal



  • Blend everything together in a medium mixing bowl
  • Toss with dressing and serve.


Nutrition shown is for the entire salad, without dressing.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 57kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 921mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 3326IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 197mg | Iron: 4mg

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