Your Quick Salad Shopping Guide and Tips for Building A Better Salad

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By : dLife Editors

Salads make a nutritious and satisfying meal, whether it’s for lunch or dinner. The best part is that no two salads are exactly the same. There are limitless ways to make salad unique and flavorful. Get some tips for what to add to your next salad below!

1. Choose Your Base


Choose your favorite green as your base. There are a variety of greens to choose from, including romaine, spring mix, spinach, kale, arugula, cabbage, and iceberg lettuce.

2. Layer on the Vegetables

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Chop up your favorite veggies, you can choose from tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, beets, carrots, peppers and radishes to get a great crunch and bite. Go the extra mile with additions like avocado, cucumbers, and broccoli. Who says salads are boring? Mix it up and you will never have a dull moment with your salads!

3. Make it Sweet


You can make your salad sweet or savory, depending on the ingredients and dressings. To make a sweet salad, which is fun at any time of year, add sliced pears, green apples, strawberries, or dried cranberries. You can check out a great blackberry and grapefruit salad by celebrity chef Sam Talbot here.

4. Make it Savory

You can make your salad savory by adding a variety of nuts: Try slivered almonds, chopped walnuts, and whole pecans to give your salad a great crunch.

5. Choose Your Dressing Wisely


Everyone now knows it’s important how you dress your salad. You want to avoid rich and creamy dressings that have more calories than the veggies inside your salad! Try making your own dressing with the recipe below!

Homemade Salad Dressing:

  • Use a 3 to 1 ratio of oil versus vinegar. As a substitute for vinegar, you can use balsamic, red wine, apple cider, or sherry vinegar, or lemon juice.
  • Add in chopped herbs, minced garlic, a dash Himalayan or Pink sea salt.
  • Store your creatin in a glass jar with a tight lid in the refrigerator.

Try these delicious salad recipes:

Spinach Strawberry Salad

Crunchy Fennel Salad

Southwestern Chicken Salad

Beet And Grapefruit

Spring Salad With Asparagus And Radishes

Arugula Salad