Source: 10 Tricks For Better Homemade Salads
Do you ever find that your homemade salads just aren't as good as those in restaurants? Whether the problem rests in the prep of the salad or the choice of ingredients, these 10 tricks will have you tossing better homemade salads in no time.
- Wash and Dry the Leaves Thoroughly: Most people just rinse lettuce under the sink, but to really get all the dirt and grim out, fill a bowl with water and dunk the lettuce. Then use a salad spinner to completely dry the leaves. If there's any water remaining on the leaves, the salad dressing won't stick, resulting in a watery, bland salad.
- Salt the Dressing: No matter if it's just oil and vinegar, salt the dressing to taste to enhance the flavor of the salad. It's a step that a lot of people neglect to do, but that's why restaurant salads taste so good - chefs often salt their dressings.
- Use Varying Textures: Choose salad toppings that have contrasting textures like crunchy