Salad ingredients

Simple greens to delight the palate

The basic salad has been gracing tables for centuries. From “ladies who lunch” events to festive holiday tables to quick family meals—crisp greens tossed with tangy dressings are a staple. The options are endless, and elaborate and seasonal ingredients inspire creative combinations.

Since August days are steamy, keep one meal on the lighter side with a cool, hearty salad. The right balance of bright flavors and a variety of textures, brought together with a simple vinaigrette or creamy dressing, will refresh your appetite.

Tips for a successful salad:

  1. Prepare salad ingredients on Sunday. When the time comes to mix a salad during the week, simply grab the sliced tomatoes, quartered strawberries, washed greens, and chopped onions.
  2. Place a paper towel in with washed greens to prevent wilting.
  3. Store red onions in water in the refrigerator. This curbs their strong flavor and prevents other foods in the same space from taking on an onion odor.

Recipes

 

Strawberry Salad with Quinoa and Balsamic Vinegar

Shaved Fennel with Pear and Mint

Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing

Brussels Sprouts and Kale Salad with Pomegranate Seeds

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