How to Make Salad More Interesting

Salad usually consists of tomatoes, bland iceberg lettuce, shredded carrots and a lumpy dressing. That is the reason why most people tend to avoid consuming them regularly and instead go for meat based foods. However, by following some simply instructions, you can make your salad more palatable and delicious. There are numerous food items which are healthy and can liven up the taste of your salad. However, you need to make sure you have appropriate proteins, fats and carbohydrates in order to make a perfectly balanced meal. 


  • 1

    Add nuts

    You can add nuts to enhance the taste of your favorite salad. Not only will it improve the taste of your salad but will also increase its nutritious value.

    These nuts are rich in vitamins and also add to the crunch. However, keep in mind that they have high fat content. If you are looking forward to eat a low calorie salad then do not use them. 

    You can use a variety of nuts such as peanuts, walnuts, pistachios. 

  • 2

    Add fruit

    Whenever you are preparing a vegetable salad, you can always add fruits such as strawberries, raspberries or even blueberries. Besides these, you can even add dried fruits. These fruits will give a nice contrast to the light flavored vegetables.

  • 3

    Add meat

    Adding meat and cheese might increase the calories but the flavor is worth it. You can add grilled chicken over arugula or salmon over greens. Meat and cheese are generally introduced in the form of small pieces to spread the flavor.

  • 4

    Include herbs

    You can add herbs such as thyme, sage, basil, oregano and mint to your salad. Simply get fresh herbs from your local store or farmers' market and chop them before tossing in the salad. 

  • 5

    Roast it

    Simply add some olive oil in a pan, season salad with salt and pepper, and cook it over a flame or on your grill. This will add to the crunch and will also enhance the color.

  • 6

    Heat it up

    Taste of some salads livens up when they are consumed warm. Few of the salads which taste great after heating are spinach salad or grilled Caesar salad. 

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