Comments on: How to Make a Great Salad http://sarahscucinabella.com/2009/02/07/how-to-make-a-great-salad/ Quick and Easy Recipes | Home Cooking | Family Recipes Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:10:17 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.1 By: Sarah W. Caron http://sarahscucinabella.com/2009/02/07/how-to-make-a-great-salad/#comment-30077 Thu, 21 Feb 2013 20:02:37 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=1307#comment-30077 For sure — though I have to add that when you grow your own, you still need the salad spinner to remove dirt and whatnot that comes with growing your own. It’s a really super tool.

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By: Joanne Mikleton http://sarahscucinabella.com/2009/02/07/how-to-make-a-great-salad/#comment-30076 Thu, 21 Feb 2013 20:00:23 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=1307#comment-30076 I love salads and I must say that unless you grow your own lettuce in your garden, salad spinner is nowadays a must. At first I didn’t like it, but is easy to use and helps you get rid of dirt, chemicals that are often on surface of common lettuce bought from the supermarket.

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By: Bridget http://sarahscucinabella.com/2009/02/07/how-to-make-a-great-salad/#comment-1512 Thu, 12 Feb 2009 23:57:45 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=1307#comment-1512 Now THAT looks like a good salad! Just found your blog…everything looks wonderful!

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By: Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) http://sarahscucinabella.com/2009/02/07/how-to-make-a-great-salad/#comment-1511 Mon, 09 Feb 2009 23:34:18 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=1307#comment-1511 The art is in the dressing. I once taught an entire class on making vinaigrettes, because it turned out that some of my students were a bit intimidated by that. Everyone developed her own “signature” dressing to take home. It was really fun.

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By: maris http://sarahscucinabella.com/2009/02/07/how-to-make-a-great-salad/#comment-1510 Mon, 09 Feb 2009 05:05:09 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=1307#comment-1510 Great post! I think the best way to make ANY salad good is to add avocado, which I LOVE!

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By: Debbie Nevins http://sarahscucinabella.com/2009/02/07/how-to-make-a-great-salad/#comment-1509 Sun, 08 Feb 2009 16:57:36 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=1307#comment-1509 Things I’ve learned about salad making:

Make your salad at last minute. If you must make it ahead of time, add watery veggies such as tomatoes or cukes at last second. Otherwise, their water will leach out as they sit, making for a soggy salad.

Also, use dressing sparingly. Nothing kills a nice salad faster than drowning it.

Finally, here’s a nice trick I learned from my French mother-in-law: make your dressing in the bottom of the bowl before you add your salad. build your salad on top and bring it to the table. The French typically eat the salad course last (though this works best when the salad is a light affair of mainly greens… a powerhouse salad won’t be welcome after the main course..) When you are ready for the salad, simply toss it with a rolling motion.

Here’s an all-purpose dressing I use for this: whisk together evoo and vinegar (4:1), half a garlic clove, finely chopped, a dap of dijon mustard and perhaps a light drizzle of honey, S&P. Yum!

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