Ways To Dress Up A Dull Salad

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Since Americans have shifted their eating habits to more and more fast foods, the humble salad has taken a back seat to the almighty cheeseburger and fries. But, salads are making a comeback. Especially at home, where you can exercise greater control of their content. Here are some ways to make your next salad even more amazing. And, delicious…
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Choose Fresh Produce

Supermarkets are going Green and local Farmers Markets are getting more popular. But nothing beats home grown. Consider growing some easy fruits and veggies in the back garden…
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Mix In Lots Of Herbs

Herbs can add plenty of spiky flavor, both sweet and sour. There’s a reason Simon and Garfunkel sang so wistfully of them. They’re always a hit…
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Add Roasted Vegetables

You can roast more than chestnuts over an open fire. Try some mushrooms and maybe even some potatoes. Hold the fries though…
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Add Fresh Fruit

A dash of fresh fruit, slightly chilled, adds some sweet flavor to a salad that can be on the salty side. Life is all about a healthy balance…
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Make Your Own Croutons

Don’t throw that day-old bread out. Consider letting it sit another day or two until it turns a bit crusty. Lightly toast, add some olive oil and your salad won’t be just for the birds…
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Make Your Own Dressing

It’s easy to get creative when it comes to a few basic ingredients like oils, herbs, spices and a mayo base. Just look at what Paul Newman accomplished off-screen…
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Add Some Nuts

Walnuts, peanuts, and (Heavenly!) cashews and macadamias add some much needed crunch to what might otherwise be a soggy affair. Go nuts!
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Mix In Some Rice

Rice has been feeding half the world for thousands of years. What was good for Confucius is good for us all…
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Add Some Color

Arrange your salad by colors of the spectrum, adding some exotic veggies not usually found on the plate and even the kiddies will start to feel the tummy rumble. Taste the rainbow…
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