Greens Guide

The chart below makes it easy for you to choose the right salad – and combine it with the right dressing.

Click to download a printable Greens Guide (PDF)

LEAF

DESCRIPTION

COMBINEWITH

SUGGESTED DRESSINGS

Spinach

Spinach

Sturdy oval spinach leaves are equally delicious raw, slightly wilted or cooked. This nutrient-rich vegetable has a tart taste. Soak spinach in a bowl of cold water and rinse to remove sand.

Radicchio Romaine Boston Loose-leaf

Catalina Poppy Seed Creamy French Raspberry Vinaigrette Sun Dried Tomato Vinaigrette Strawberry Balsamic

Romaine

Spinach

Has a large head with sweet tasting, succulent, crisp leaves. A good basic salad component. It is the centerpiece of Caesar Salads.

Spinach Arugula Watercress

Creamy Caesar Creamy Italian Original Ranch Greek Vinaigrette Sun Dried Tomato Vinaigrette

Iceberg

Spinach

Has a large head with sweet tasting, succulent, crisp leaves. A good basic salad component. It is the centerpiece of Caesar Salads.

Spinach Arugula Watercress

Thousand Island Catalina Oriental Sesame Italian Vinaigrette Balsamic Vinaigrette

Green Leaf

Spinach

Sprawling slightly ruffled leaves with a mild flavor and delicate texture. Dress with salad dressing just before serving so it doesn’t become soggy.

Boston
Iceberg
Watercress
Radicchio
Arugula
Curly Endive

Blue Cheese Peppercorn Ranch Original Ranch Honey Dijon Greek Vinaigrette Sun Dried Tomato Vinaigrette

Curly Endive

Spinach

Also known as chicory, curly endive has extremely curly branchy leaves and a bitter, peppery flavor. Use it for a flavor and texture contrast with milder lettuces.

Boston
Loose-leaf
Radicchio

Coleslaw Catalina Creamy Russian Balsamic Vinaigrette Raspberry Vinaigrette Poppy Seed

Belgian Endive

Spinach

Spear-shaped pale yellow leaves on a cream-colored stalk. It has a delicately bitter flavor with a crunch. Use the leaves whole or chopped.

Boston
Loose-leaf
Spinach
Belgian
Curly Endive
Arugula

Thousand Island Creamy Russian Blue Cheese Sun Dried Tomato Vinaigrette

Radicchio

Spinach

Looks like a curly-edged tiny red to dark maroon colored cabbage. Has a delicately bitter and peppery taste and a chewy crunch. Its wonderful color brightens up salads.

Boston
Loose-leaf
Spinach
Belgian
Curly Endive
Arugula

Italian Vinaigrette Peppercorn Ranch Golden Italian Sun Dried Tomato Vinaigrette

Watercress

Spinach

Tender dark green leaves on a thin crisp sprig. Spicy or peppery flavor. Popular addition to sandwiches and salads and frequently used as a garnish.

Romaine
Boston
Iceberg
Loose-leaf
Belgian
Curly Endive

Zesty Italian Honey Dijon Greek Vinaigrette

Arugula

Spinach

May also be called rocket or rugula. Tender dark green leaves, usually sold in small bunches. Pungent flavor adds a spicy taste when combined with more subtle greens. Small leaves have a milder flavor.

Boston
Loose-leaf
Red Oak Leaf
Radicchio
Romaine
Iceberg

Buttermilk Ranch Balsamic Vinaigrette Strawberry Balsamic Raspberry Vinaigrette Poppy Seed Poppy Seed

Mesclun

Spinach

A mixture of assorted tiny or baby greens that might include Arugula, chervil, frisee, dandelion, and lamb’s lettuce. Provides an exciting combination of colors, flavors and textures. Sold as pre-cut leaves in bulk.

Great on its own or when combined with Radicchio or leaf lettuce

Balsamic Vinaigrette Raspberry Vinaigrette Sun Dried Tomato Vinaigrette Strawberry Balsamic