I was recently offers some of these California based Organic Girl salad mixes to try out. They come in these fancy clam shell packages, all triple washed and ready to use right out of the box.
[Baby Spring Mix with whole baby leaves, Super Greens with five superfood baby greens: red & green swiss chard, tat soi, arugula & spinach, Romaine Heart Leaves]
I got three different kinds to sample. The SUPER GREENS! make me think they’re some kind of superhero lettuce. I’m sure that’s the point though, since it’s got five different kinds of greens in it, packing a mighty super punch for your nutrition.
Since these greens come in their own special packaging, they don’t really fit nicely in the vegetable crisper in our fridge, which is where veggies and salad mixes usually go and hang out. Instead these got special treatment and hung out in a stack on the top shelf. Which also means it was less likely for me to forget about them. That’s a good thing, I’m sure of it.
I wasn’t exactly sure how I should review lettuce, so I decided to make my own dressing for these special salad mixes and see how it would all turn out.
I had just gotten some Bonne Maman strawberry and blueberry preserves from Fresh & Easy and decided to make a simple Strawberry Vinaigrette to go on my fancy lettuce.
Making my own vinaigrette was a superb idea. I also used the best croutons ever from Bristol Farms and had myself one heck of a tasty salad.
I used a mixture of the Organic Girl baby spring mix and the super green mix for a salad (also made the same salad for lunch the next day). The greens are really crunchy and fresh. My vinaigrette made it nice, too, with a hint of sweetness from the strawberry preserves.
I’m not sure what else you can say about lettuce, but this mix is pretty nice. It’s got a good mixture of greens, it’s pretty and colorful and it tastes super fresh and light.
Here’s a Romaine Hearts salad, not even torn up or anything. It seems to mostly be a vessel for salad dressing in this photo.
My conclusion is that this is good stuff. Would I buy Organic Girl again? Yes, I would. Would I go out of my way to buy Organic Girl? I don’t think I would make a special trip out to buy it, but if I see it on the shelves, I’d pick it up again. It’d also be pretty sweet for a get together or dinner party. Pretty, crunchy, oh la la salad!
Oh, also, in case you need it, here’s a recipe for the dressing! Good stuff, I tell ya.
Strawberry Vinaigrette Dressing
2-3 spoonfuls of Strawberry Preserves
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
salt & pepper to taste
Give all of these a whirl in your blender. Adjust as necessary.
Disclaimer: I was given complimentary samples of the Organic Girl mixes. I was not compensated for my review and all opinions are my own.