3. “Mesclun” Greens
A big, messy pile of this stuff seems an all-too-easy out for adding some green and lightness to a plate. It's also an all-consuming moniker that hides whatever varieties of greens used. What about scattering chicory, cresses, or fresh herbs instead? Our fetish for baby greens has rendered this stuff into a year-round, bland lettuce mix that wilts in one day.