8 Top Tips for an Exciting Salad!

1. Add more texture

The different textures make a salad more interesting. To get more texture in your salad you can put nuts and seeds in it. You can use sunflower seeds, sliced almonds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, walnuts or pecans. It makes your salad taste different as well as you have something extra in it not just the usual green leaves. Putting nuts in your salad doesn’t only adds texture to it but it also adds some protein as well.

2. Add fruits

To make your salad more interesting, taste different and make it more colourful you can add some fruits to your salad. Depending on the type of salad you are making you can add different fruits to it such as raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, raisins, dried cranberries, chopped apples, pears, grapes or pomegranate seeds. These add a little bit of sweetness to your salad. You have a lot of options. It is up to you what you put in your salad, it doesn’t have to be just the old boring lettuce. Make it interesting and make it taste better.

3. Make it more colourful

Are you bored of eating the same salads? Add more ingredients to it! Make it more colourful and make it tasty. You don`t have to stick to lettuce all the time. Add some pepper to your salad, which will add nice bright colour to it. Add red cabbage, sweet corn, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, mushrooms, peas, olives, onion, avocado, beetroot, peas, hard-boiled egg, broccoli or cauliflower. These ingredients will make your salad look more interesting and it will be more enjoyable because of the different tastes and the different textures.

4. Add some cheese

Adding some cheese to your salad can make a lot of difference. It can make it more flavoured and it will add more texture to it.  You can choose from different cheeses depending on which one you like the most and which one would make your salad taste better. You can use blue cheese, cheddar, goat cheese, Parmesan or feta, which is very popular to put in a salad. If you use feta you don’t need to worry about adding extra salt to your salad and often you don`t need to put any dressing on your salad.

5. Add dressing

You want to add some extra flavour to your salad or you just think that your salad is too dry? Add some dressing to it. You have a lot of options when it comes to dressings. You can choose which one you prefer the best and which one go well with your salad: vinaigrette, honey mustard dressing, creamy salad dressings, olive oil dressings or lemon dressings.

6. Add meat to your salad

Salad doesn’t have to be just vegetables, you can make it more exciting with some meat. It is up to you what you put in your salad, you can make it with grilled chicken, turkey, grilled steak, smoked ham, tuna or salmon. Choose what you prefer the most and enjoy, it will also make your salad more filling.

7. Add something smoky to your salad

A little smoky taste will add a lot of flavour to your salad. Depending on what salad you are making you can vary the things you put in it. You can have some smoked almonds, smoked cheese or smoked ham. These ingredients will give a completely different taste to your salad.

8. Keep your salad fresh

Do you find that when you want to make a fresh salad and you grab the lettuce from your fridge and it doesn’t seem fresh and is soggy? This can put you off from making a delicious salad. Here’s an easy tip for you on how to keep your lettuce fresh and crisp.

First get a plastic container you want to store your lettuce in and put some paper towels at the bottom. This will absorb any excess moisture and will keep the lettuce fresh and crisp. Wash the lettuce, if you have a salad spinner then use that if you don’t then just dry the lettuce as much you can. Put it in the container seal the lid and put it in your refrigerator and when you want to make a salad it will be fresh.