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Aphrodite was said to have the girdle with magical powers that was responsible for people falling in love.

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Mighty Aphrodite

Chef's Inspiration

When it's warm out, one of our favorite ingredient combinations is juicy strawberries, crisp cucumbers, crunchy almonds and creamy mozzarella. They're incredibly refreshing together, especially during strawberry season when these plump berries taste best. Add some baby greens and made-from-scratch Shallot Tarragon Vinaigrette and VOILA the Mighty Aphrodite is our go-to summertime treat.

MAD Story

Before Aphrodite became the Greek Goddess of Beauty, she was a farm girl in Greece known as ‘λίπος κεφάλι μούρο’, which loosely translates to ‘Big berry head’. (Unfortunately, Aphrodite had an enormous head and a bright red face resembling a strawberry.) Everyone in town made fun of her at the market where she’d sell her milk and vegetables. Crying one day in a field, a piece of papyrus blew into her lap. It was a home remedy claiming to make heads smaller and less red. It required combining lettuce, almonds, cucumbers, strawberries and mozzarella in a bowl and eating the concoction each day for a month while pouring a mixture of shallots, tarragon and vinegar on her face. After using the recipe for a month, Aphrodite miraculously transformed into a beauty...so beautiful that Zeus made her a goddess. Greek scholars had long feared Aphrodite’s secret recipe was lost forever, but on a recent trip to Greece, MAD Greens stumbled upon some crumbled up papyrus in a cucumber field and the rest is history.

Ingredients

  • Mixed Greens
  • Grilled Citrus Chicken
  • Strawberries
  • Toasted Almonds
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Cucumbers

Nutrition Information

  • Calories
    381
  • Total Fat
    21g
  • Cholesterol
    96mg
  • Sodium
    407mg
  • Total Carbs
    11g
  • Protein
    36g
  • Vitamin A
    10%
  • Vitamin C
    94%
  • Calcium
    32%
  • Iron
    15%