Too often, the salad is considered a delicate dish, not able to go the distance or withstand the heat. Sometimes it is relegated into the realms of merely a side dish or worse, a token garnish.
These simple picnic salad tips will help you navigate a world where salads not only rule the picnic feast, some mature like fine wine, becoming more delicious with time like this Asian coleslaw.
Choose Your Greens Wisely Choose salad greens that don’t have to be added at the last minute for fear of perishing against other ingredients.
Raw marinated zucchini ribbons actually make the perfect foundation for a great make-ahead salad.
Vegetables such as broccoli, beans and peas are a great addition to a salad when quickly blanched and chilled and don’t mind a soak in a good dressing.
Not all salads have to be built on luscious leaves. Go for grain salads such as quinoa, farro, rice or bulgar.
Stick with vinaigrette style dressings and put the required spin on it by adding fresh herbs and spices.