11 Mar '12, 1am

10 Tasty Ways to Spice Up Your Salads | Care2 Healthy Living

10 Tasty Ways to Spice Up Your Salads | Care2 Healthy Living

Spring is just around the corner, which means warmer temperatures, daffodils, and ditching the heavy, winter comfort food in favor of lighter springtime fare. Nothing celebrates spring to me like a fresh, tasty salad, but your typical salad can be….well….typical. Iceburg or romaine lettuce, tomato, maybe a bit of onion and ranch dressing or vinaigrette. Bo-RING! Instead of tossing together the same old mix of greens and dressing, here are some of my favorite salad ideas to make salad the star of the meal! 1. Mix up those greens! Instead of the standard lettuce options, choose greens with a little bit of zing! Try arugula, endive, microgreens , or shredded purple cabbage to make your salad snappy. 2. Combine textures. For me, salad is all about texture. Delicate lettuce, crunchy nuts, creamy avocado, tender pieces of fruit. Every bite is a little bit different, and that’s p...

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