Mâche, also known as lamb's lettuce, is a tender green with nutty taste that we've been going crazy for on the farm!
The best part? This green is a POWER HOUSE of nutrition. A 4 oz. serving can provide over 100% of your daily recommended intake for Vitamin A, and more than 50% of your recommended intake for Vitamin C. Not to mention, it's a good source of Vitamin B-6, which helps with functions, such as hemoglobin synthesis (the protein in red blood cells that helps transports oxygen through your body).
I've been putting this green in every dish this past week, but I love it the most as a salad. See below for a simple salad I whipped up to go with dinner last night.
Mâche, Walnut, and Sun Dried Tomato Salad
Adapted from Bon Appetite's Recipe
1 Tbsp dijon mustard
1 Tbsp white wine vinegar
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
1 bag Mâche greens
1/2 cup sundried tomatoes (not packed in oil)
1/4 cup walnuts lightly chopped
Parmesan to serve
Whisk dressing ingrediants in a small bowl until combined.
Combine greens, sun dried tomatoes, and walnuts in a bowl.
Toss greens with dressing and top with parmesan if desired.
Salad Tip: Don't skimp on fats like avocado or olive oil in your salads! They help absorb fat soluble vitamins (Vitamin A,D, E, and K) a lot better which will get you the most nutrition from your meal.