To the uninitiated, a salad may seem like a dull option for a meal. Think beyond bags of salad leaves dressed with mayonnaise. A good salad can be delicious and filling as a side dish or a main course. Check out these 10 ingredients and think about including them in your salad repertoire.
1. Nuts and seeds
These add texture to salads and are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E. Pine nuts, pistachios, almonds, chia seeds, pumpkin and sunflower seeds are all good, especially if lightly toasted.
2. Roasted root vegetables
Roasted beetroot, carrots, parsnips and squashes will make salads more substantial. Remember to serve warm, not chilled.
Consider puy lentils, chick peas and cannellini beans as protein sources.
If you’re offering a selection of salads in a pub or restaurant, a Saladette Counter is essential for keeping salads fresh and at …