Mesclun is a stylish array of designer greens. The mixture, which got its start in restaurants, varies depending on the season and the supplier but typically consists of arugula, Frisee (a slender, spiky member of the chicory family), oak leaf lettuce, radicchio, baby greens and sometimes-edible flowers and whole herb leaves.
- Look for tender, crisp leaves with no sign of wilting.
- Taste depends on the mix but is usually on the bittersweet side.
- Use a handful with regular greens for an interesting flavor and texture contrast.