Choose Your Base
Choose your favourite green as your base. There are a variety of greens to choose from, including romaine, spring mix, spinach, kale, rocket (arugula), cabbage, and iceberg lettuce.
Layer on the Vegetables
Chop up your favourite veggies, you can choose from tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, beets, carrots, peppers and radishes to get a great crunch and bite. Go the extra mile with additions like avocado, cucumbers, and broccoli. Who says salads are boring? Mix it up and you will never have a dull moment with your salads!
Make it Sweet
You can make your salad sweet or savoury, depending on the ingredients and dressings. To make a sweet salad, which is fun at any time of year, add sliced pears, green apples, strawberries, or dried cranberries.
Make it Savoury
You can make your salad savoury by adding a variety of nuts: Try slivered almonds, chopped walnuts, and whole pecans to give your salad a great crunch.
Choose Your Dressing Wisely
Everyone now knows it’s important how you dress your salad. Try making your own homemade dressing with the recipe below!
- Use a 3 to 1 ratio of oil versus vinegar. As a substitute for vinegar, you can use balsamic, red wine, apple cider, or sherry vinegar, or lemon juice.
- Add in chopped herbs, minced garlic, a dash Himalayan or Pink sea salt.
- Store your creation in a glass jar with a tight lid in the refrigerator.
Some salad recipes to try:
A variety of articles and recipe ideas are within this blog. Please note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.
All the best Jan