Mad Fact

Before boarding the Titanic, Molly Brown had gone to a palm reader in Egypt for fun. After studying her palm the fortuneteller kept repeating, "water, water, water." He said that he saw a sinking ship surrounded by drowning people.

Green Fact

Well-known for anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties, green onions are one of the most commonly used natural remedies to treat viral infections, flu, common cold, etc. They are also found to stimulate the activity of respiratory system and aid in expelling sputum.

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MAD Molly Brown

Available: Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Utah

Chef's Inspiration

Like Molly Brown herself, this salad exudes Colorado-ness. We started with a spinach base because its more filling and fibrous to let you hike, bike, or ski all day. The sweet grilled onions are less overpowering than their raw counterparts but we threw in green onions to bring some freshness. We added mozzarella for a (low-fat) richness and finished it with a pop the Sherry Molasses Vinaigrette.

MAD Story

Many people erroneously think Molly Brown’s “unsinkable” nickname came from her surviving the Titanic disaster. But the real reason? She loved onions so much people called her “The Stinkable” as a child. So it’s no surprise that during the Titanic disaster, Molly immediately jumped onto the lifeboat that had the biggest supply of canned onions so she could gorge herself as the boat floated to safety. Sure, she pulled some drowning children out of the frigid North Atlantic as well, but she was really in it for the onions. Once ashore, word of Molly’s heroism spread, and “The Stinkable” became "Unsinkable." She used her fame to secure funding for her first restaurant where she served spinach salads with her favorite toppings: grilled sweet onions, fresh mozzarella, grape tomatoes, green onions and grilled citrus chicken. Unfortunately the Brown Palace kitchen suffered complete destruction during the fire of 1918 and the recipe was lost forever. The recipe miraculously resurfaced while MAD Greens was researching history of the Brown Palace at the Denver Public Library during the January blizzard of 2000.

Ingredients

  • Spinach
  • Green Onions
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Tomatoes
  • Grilled Sweet Onions
  • Grilled Southwestern Chicken

Nutrition Information

  • Calories
    346
  • Total Fat
    14g
  • Cholesterol
    112mg
  • Sodium
    712mg
  • Total Carbs
    8g
  • Protein
    39g
  • Vitamin A
    134%
  • Vitamin C
    46%
  • Calcium
    35%
  • Iron
    14%