If the word salad has already wrapped you up in a cloud of depression, fret not as we are here to help you bring your mundane salad back to life! These leafy greens carry the key to your healthy diet regime, you just need to know how to correctly pair your lettuce with the right sauce and seasonings to fully enhance its taste. Ready to toss them up? Let’s get salad.
Also called as rocket or rucola, this member of the mustard family is peppery and a little nutty. Young arugula leaves are the kind mixed in salads, usually mixed with other greens in a mesclun mix. Just 2 cups of arugula leaves will give you 50% of vitamin-K and 20% of vitamin-A you will need in your day, and you will just start loving them when you experience the nice and natural cooling effect they have on the body. Make some apple pecan arugula salad for a healthy pre-lunch meal. The best dressings for arugula are citrus-based or those enhanced with sweeter vinegars like balsamic. It’s flavour is a perfect balance of sweet, spicy, savory, nutty and bitter with a delicately crisp texture to boot making it the ideal go-to ingredient for all things healthy & yum!
What could we tell you about lettuce that you don’t know already? Low in fat and even lower in cholesterol, spinach is high in niacin and zinc, as well as protein, fiber and vitamins. From soups to sandwiches and raw to cooked, these just go well with anything and everything that you can make in your kitchen. Along with the so many vitamins and dietary fibres it carries, it is also great for your skin. So just add this in your salad and don’t worry about your diet for the rest of the day because lettuce has got your back there!
Also known as crisphead, it is the best thing you can have if you are looking for a hydrating agent and do not to go out and shop. It may not be the most nutritious of salad leaves but this is the thing for you as it will stay fresh in your refrigerator for over a week. Generally the mildest of the lettuces, iceberg lettuce is valued more for its crunchy texture than for its flavour. It is typically eaten cold and raw in salads, sandwiches, hamburgers, tacos, and in many other dishes. Iceberg can be very satisfying when garnished with a heavy dressing such as Buttermilk-Blue Cheese. With its crunchy and mild taste, this could be the ingredient you need to make your salad munchy and fun!
Caesar salad or a taco, this little salad leaf just completes every food item you can think of! Arguably the king of salad greens (and certainly one of the most popular), romaine boasts a light, almost grassy taste and a satisfying crunch. Romaine isn’t just delicious, it’s also particularly rich in folic acid and vitamin-K and will taste the best when served with creamy dressing or dressings that have some richness. Romaine pairs well with other crunchy salad ingredients such as cucumbers and onions, as well as fruit and nuts.
All the hype surrounding kale is for good reason–it’s high in fiber and its nutrient content is off the charts. And everyone adores its earthy, slightly grassy taste. The many varieties of kale–such as curly, baby, lacinato–help ensure it’ll never get old even if you eat it several days a week. Kale is as versatile as it is nutritious and it will taste wonderful with your salads, soups, pasta and what not!
Popeye was a huge fan of spinach for good reason. Spinach is low in calories and fat-free, yet loaded with nutrients. Baby spinach is regular spinach that is harvested earlier, which makes the leaves small and more tender. Being high in vitamin K, vitamin A and folate it is extremely versatile and can be enjoyed in many ways. Baby spinach is a tender leafy green, so it is especially tasty when served raw in a salad. Pair spinach with fruits, such as strawberries; other vegetables, such as roasted butternut squash or grilled chicken for a delicious yet healthy delight!
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