5 Tips For Making the Perfect Salad

Part of consuming a healthy diet is making sure you take in all your fruits and vegetables. Many people don’t like vegetables and as a result, they don’t eat the recommended dose. Salads are a great way to consume your greens and we have some great tips on how to jazz up your salads!

Rub the Bowl With Garlic

Fresh garlic is a great salad dressing ingredient, but it can be overpowering. Try this simple trick: cut a garlic clove in half and rub it across the inside of your salad bowl. This creates a subtle garlic flavor without the pungency.

Make Your Own Dressing

Store-bought salad dressings are convenient, but they’re often filled with unnecessary sugars and ingredients. Homemade vinaigrettes are simple and delicious and all you have to do is mix together pantry ingredients that are probably already in your kitchen – olive oil, vinegar, honey, and mustard work well.

Make it Fruity

Chopped fresh fruit adds sweet complexity to a simple salad. Citrus and mango go great with Asian-influenced ingredients, while berries deliciously complement spinach salads. 

Add Grains

Salads often have a bad reputation of not being satisfying or filling enough. A few spoonfuls of grains can quickly bulk up your salad and leave you full for hours. It’s the best way to use up leftover rice, quinoa, couscous, or bulgur.

Throw in Some Crunch

Croutons are overrated! Fun, healthy toppings can make all the difference. Trying topping your next salad with toasted and salted nuts, crispy seeds, or even granola.