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The Ultimate Salad Mix with Carrot, Cucumber, and Balsamic Vinaigrette

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For Salad Mix
1 head butter lettuce, such as Bibb or Boston, trimmed
1 head crisp, long-leaved lettuce, such as romaine, trimmed
1 head loose-leaved lettuce, such as red leaf, trimmed
2 cups baby arugula
For Serving
1 English cucumber, thinly sliced
1 large carrot, shredded
Balsamic Vinaigrette

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1. Make salad mix: Wash and dry lettuces and arugula. Tear into bite-size pieces. To store, refrigerate salad mix, wrapped in paper towels, in a zip-top bag, up to 4 days.

2. To serve: Combine 4 cups salad mix, cucumber, and carrot; drizzle with vinaigrette and toss to combine.

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