We typically consume salads that are mostly lettuce, but a really exceptional and filling salad should feature a variety of textures and flavors. Start with a small handful of flavorful, fresh lettuce and add herbs, fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, proteins – the sky is the limit! Some of our favorite salad ingredients:
Apples –shaved, chopped, or match sticks
Citrus fruit – peeled and sectioned
Fennel – shaved, including fronds
Red onions – pickled or soaked in salad dressing for a few minutes before going onto the salad
Fresh leafy herbs, roughly chopped and added in abundance: Parsley, dill, mint and cilantro are available everywhere. Some of our favorite lesser-known leafy herbs are chervil, lovage, nasturtium flowers and leaves – really, any herb can be delicious in a salad! Don’t be afraid to mix and match, we’ve never met a combo we didn’t like.
Fresh woody herbs, chopped finely and sprinkled into salad or added to dressing: Tarragon, thyme, lemon thyme, oregano, marjoram, etc.
Want to create your own DIY Salad Dressing? Check out this amazing recipe.