Some people just don’t get it. Soggy Iceberg Lettuce on a plate smothered in Thousand Island dressing, and they call that a salad.
It’s not. It’s a sad statement.
An enviable salad requires a little care. A little love. Take time to dry the leaves properly. And serve as close to room temperature as possible without wilting.
I don’t use a spinner. I find them annoying. And you have to clean that contraption afterwards.
Pat down the greens on a paper towel or clean dish cloth is the faster and easiest way. Let them breath in the open air for an hour and turn them over so they dry completely.
Salad is the height of nutrition. The abundant of chlorophyll insulates you against cancer like no supplement could ever. It’s light, and if you make it right, delicious – especially on a hot summer’s night like tonight.
If your goal is to loose weight, please listen. DO A SALAD A DAY. Everyday. And if your goal isn’t to loose weight, do a salad a day anyways.
A salad requires no fire or electricity though a refrigerator may help. Some chopping. Toss in walnut pieces, a little raw onion to spice it up, avocado makes anything taste great, bell pepper, whatever looks good and is seasonal. 3 to 5 chopped up olives is killer.
The crowning glory of any salad is the dressing. The one I’ve been doing a lot lately is sesame seed oil and lemon. I put my finger over the spout and sparingly sprinkle on 5 or 6 drops of sesame seed oil (don’t put too much, you’ll ruin it), and squeeze some lemon over it. Takes seconds.
Fruit in a salad is awesome. Like say mango.