Salad Begins with Crispy Greens…or Does It?
The color green comes to mind when I think about salad. What about you? Do you start a salad with Romaine, spinach or leaf lettuce? Do you use shredded green cabbage? Typically, crispy greens are at the center of my tossed salad, so I was surprised by this All American Salad recipe. Who knew there could be such an interesting variety of colors, textures and flavors?
Exploring the Possibilities
Salads are easy to put together in the kitchen. Kids, teens and adults can put their own ‘spin’ on their salad creations. And, if eaten the next day, salads are tasty leftovers. Keep an open mind when you’re preparing a salad because sometimes the most weird combinations are the most successful – for good nutrition, fresh flavors and eye appeal.
Salad Combinations to Try
1. Shredded carrots with raisins, shredded almonds, fresh chopped parsley and a splash of vinaigrette dressing.
2. Cooked and cut-up potatoes, chopped celery, chopped red Bell pepper, chopped fresh dill and a creamy yogurt dressing.
3. Sliced fennel, chopped sweet onions, chopped fresh basil (or dried Italian herbs) and a fresh lemon + olive oil dressing.
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