Types of salad you should definitely tryLast updated on Sep 10, 2020, 07:57 pm
As a side dish, or a light and healthy snack, salads are always a great choice.
They are generally made by using either fruits or vegetables, sometimes even meat. Seasoning or salad dressing are added on top to amplify the taste.
However, salads are also a culinary experience.
Here, we have listed a few popular salads, that everyone should try.
Caesar salad: Pop culture's most favorite salad and ours too!
This salad has been referenced numerous times in pop culture.
Caesar salad is a tossed salad, which means that the entire salad is tossed in a dressing or vinaigrette.
This classic romaine salad is topped with croutons and shaved parmesan cheese drizzled with the signature Caesar dressing.
The dressing typically consists of lemon juice, oil, anchovies, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, mustard and cheese.
Caprese salad: An easy summer recipe from Italy
A perfect combination of ripe tomatoes, creamy mozzarella and fresh basil, this simple salad is believed to have originated on the island of Capri.
In the authentic Caprese salad recipe, mozzarella and tomatoes are sliced, arranged on a plate and garnished with basil leaves, sprinkled with some salt and white pepper.
A drizzle of extra virgin olive oil at the end finishes the recipe.
The evergreen and classic, Greek salad
Native to the country of Greece, the ingredients of this classic salad are tomato pieces, sliced cucumber, onions, olives and feta cheese. However, people outside Greece like to add lettuce to this salad.
It is usually dressed with olive oil, in addition to the seasoning.
You can also add sliced bell peppers to the salad to amplify its taste.
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Tabbouleh, the Lebanese delight
Created by the people who lived on the mountains between Lebanon and Syria, tabbouleh contains chopped parsley leaves, tomato, onion, mint and bulgur wheat, with lemon juice and olive oil serving as dressing. This salad goes quite well with hummus and pita.
Pasta salad: Ever tried this yummy Sicilian dish?
Pasta salads are not just some delicious cheat diet. They can be a great way to utilize vegetables, and also function as a barbecue side dish.
Interestingly, there are more than a hundred ways to make this salad.
However, if you want a Mediterranean feel, add olives, tomatoes, feta, and radicchio (pink lettuce) to your pasta to get Sicilian pasta salad.
Fruit salad: The colorful savior of our health
Probably the most common type of salad, this colorful mixture of fruits is pretty beneficial for our health.
There are many ways of making fruit salad.
Melon and pineapple pieces with honey, lime, and mint dressing is one way.
You can also make a winter salad dish with fruits like pomegranates, kiwis, apples, bananas, etc. and topping them with lemon juice and honey.