salad greens

plural noun

: vegetables that are grown for their leaves and commonly used in salads

Examples of salad greens in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This set has all the seeds needed for a variety of salad greens: lettuce, arugula, Swiss chard, kale, and spinach. Kristi Kellogg, Architectural Digest, 25 June 2024 Discard any foods like bread or salad greens that may have become contaminated by juices dripping from raw meat, poultry, or fish. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 20 June 2024 The drive to my last stop — Monterey’s vineyards — took me through the agricultural flats surrounding Salinas, which grows 70 percent of the nation’s salad greens, some 20 miles to the Salinas Valley, which nurtures pinot noir and chardonnay grapes in the foothills of the Santa Lucia range. Elaine Glusac, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Apr. 2024 Battle lines seem to be drawn between the never-plastic crowd and shoppers who prefer the ease of fresh salad greens delivered to their door. Kim Severson, New York Times, 2 Apr. 2024 Serve it over couscous or with salad greens; or plunk the dish in the center of the table and serve it as an appetizer with pita wedges and crusty bread for sopping up the juices. Lynda Balslev, The Mercury News, 11 Mar. 2024 Think salad greens, green beans, or boxed vegetables covered in a cheesy sauce. Michelle Darrisaw, Southern Living, 13 Feb. 2024 On my plate is something akin to creamed corn, salad greens, broccoli florets, and roasted potatoes. Bon Appétit Contributor, Bon Appétit, 9 Feb. 2024 California’s conventional vegetable farming landscape was changing, and Underwood had pivoted to growing baby vegetables and salad greens. Indrani Sen, Fortune, 30 Jan. 2024

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“Salad greens.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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