A Simple Salad Formula
In my house, I often get referred to as the salad master. Not because I make elaborate salads made of exotic foods that you can’t pronounce, but because I have a simple formula that I follow which helps me make a decent enough salad pretty much every time, using whatever I have in the fridge.
Here is that formula and if you follow it, you pretty much can’t go wrong.
1. Choose A Loose Green
Could be anything; spinach, arugula, lettuce or herbs. Whatever your heart desires.
2. Add Some Crunch
Cabbage is always good, but feel free to get creative. I’m a big fan of texture and color and usually you can achieve both with this step.
3. Make It Aromatic
At this stage, I like to toss the salad and get a good whiff of what I’m looking at. Think fresh herbs like cilantro, basil, parsley etc.
4. Add A Fruit
This is the simple step that I think makes my salads different from most peoples because it adds some sweetness which is always appreciated. Berries, apples, pears and citrus usually go well.
5. Dress It Up
You always need some kind of fat and olive oil is usually my go to. You wanna give it some tang too, so go light and add some kind of vinegar or lemon juice and you’ll be golden.
And that’s it! There are so many variations you can make using this formula so have fun with it. I’ve definitely bombed a few but for the most part this plan is rock solid.