All of these easy salad recipes go together quickly making them ideal choices for when you need dinner on the table fast. You may not have a lot of time to prepare your meal, but you can still eat elegantly. Serve these salads as a separate starter course with a loaf of good bread and you will be enjoying a delicious, easy meal in no time.
Essential to creating you own green and vegetable salad recipes is learning how to make a good vinaigrette. Follow these tips for success.
Salad Making Tips
Chill salad plates, but not the salad itself. Many salad ingredients lose a lot of their flavor when cold.
Prepare your salads with bite-sized ingredients. (It is a very odd fact, but cutting your salad at the table in France goes against good manners!)
Get off the treadmill: look beyond lettuce and tomato. Try cubed cheese, olives, fruits, grilled nuts, lightly steamed or roasted vegetables, and unusual greens. And, of course, try some of the easy salad recipes above.
Prepared salad greens can be a real time saver and a good introduction to more exotic greens.
Avoid bottled dressings which are generally full of odd ingredients. If you have no time to fuss with dressing, just drizzle on a little olive oil and a few drops of flavored vinegar. High quality balsamic vinegar is an excellent topping for many salads.