Our tastes change with the seasons. Fresh, in-season produce is something we look forward to more and more as the months go by. At Mad Greens take great satisfaction in the fact that we use only the finest and tastiest ingredients! Whether you’re looking for something sweet to eat in the summer or something robust to eat in the autumn, we’ve got you covered all year long! Come with us as we discover the seasonal offerings at Mad Greens, and get ready to chow down on some delicious food!
What Is Mad Green?
Mad Greens is a restaurant and market located in the heart of downtown Columbia, Missouri. The market offers fresh produce and artisan goods, while the restaurant serves up innovative local cuisine from across the United States. Whether you’re in the mood for tacos, venison medallion, or blackberry cobbler, Mad Greens has something to satisfy your taste buds!
This season 2023, Mad Greens highlights locally-sourced ingredients from Missouri farms throughout their menus. Try some of their latest dishes, including roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon and maple syrup and pan-seared chicken scallops with ramps and black truffle honey. Not sure what to order? Ask one of their expert food servers for recommendations!
If you love trying out new things but don’t want to travel too far, check out Mad Greens’ seasonal specials. They rotate frequently so you never know what will be on offer!
What’s In Season Now At Mad Greens?
Summer is a great time to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables and with spring officially in full swing, what’s in season now at Mad Greens? Here are the latest offerings from our farm-to-table kitchen:
Asparagus and Leeks: Our asparagus and leeks are in season and perfect for a light, flavorful side dish. Try them roasted or sautéed with garlic.
Broccoli Rabe: Our broccoli rabe is crunchy, fresh, and slightly bitter. It’s great tossed into your favourite pasta dish or used in a salad.
Clementine oranges: The Clementines are arriving! These sweet oranges are a great addition to salads, fruit platters, or desserts.
Field Green Gourds: These large gourds are perfect for stuffed and roasted! They have a mild flavor and can be served in many recipes including ratatouille or soup.
Seasons And Their Impact On Salads
Salads vary throughout year round, but some ingredients tend to peak in certain seasons. Here are six salad staples that you’ll find at Mad Greens, and their corresponding season:
- Fall: Pears, apples, squash
- Winter: Carrots, celery root, potatoes
- Spring: Asparagus, peas, fava beans
- Summer: Fresh fruits like berries and peaches Fall: Pears, apples, squash Winter: Carrots, celery root, potatoes.
- Spring: Asparagus, peas, fava beans.
Nutrition Facts For Each Salad
In celebration of the changing seasons, we’ve put together a handy guide to what’s in season and available at Mad Greens now! Whether you’re looking for salads to enjoy during the hot summer months, the crisp autumn flavors or hearty winter meals – we have something for you!
Salads are a healthy and versatile way to enjoy fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables. Here are some nutrition facts for each salad featured at Mad Greens:
Zesty Caesar Salad:
Calories: 272 | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 1,046mg | Carbohydrates: 7g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g || Vitamin A: 43% DV | Vitamin C: 31% DV | Calcium: 4% DV || Iron: 8% DV
Thai Green Curry Chicken Salad With Sweet Potatoes And Jicama
Calories: 460 kcal/1280 kJ / 30 g fat(5 g saturated)/ 16 g protein/ 52 mg cholesterol/ 1400 mg sodium/ 56 g carbs /6 g fibre/ 15 sugar Vitamin A 39%, Vitamin C 68%, Calcium 6%, Iron 10%
Scallop, Shrimp And cashew Salad
Calories 330 kcal/ 18g protein/ 23g carbohydrates/10g fat (5g sat)/ 675mg sodium
Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus Salad
Calories 235 kcal/ 15g protein/ 10g carbohydrates/ 5g fat (2.5g sat)/ 380mg sodium
Apple-Fig Vinaigrette With Mixed Greens
Calories 360 kcal/ 25 g protein/ 16 g carbohydrates/ 8 g fat (4.5 g sat)/ 395 mg sodium
It’s that time of year again—the season for all things spring-summar. And what better way to welcome the cooler weather than by indulging in some of Mad Greens’ favourite seasonal dishes? Check out our online menu and see what’s in season now, including recipes for roasted butternut squash soup, pumpkin ravioli with sage butter, and chocolate hazelnut tart! Whether you’re looking to stay warm or fill your stomach with deliciousness, we’ve got something for you. Thank you for choosing Mad Greens as your go-to source for delicious food 365 days a year!
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