Salad Tips & Secrets

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  • First, skip iceberg lettuce; instead, go for Romaine lettuce. A one-cup serving of romaine lettuce has more than ten times the vitamin A and more than eight times the vitamin C.
  • Besides fresh veggies like tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers, why not add some fruit to your salad? Fruits like strawberries, raspberries, apples, and oranges add great color and flavor.
  • Throw in a handful of toasted nuts like almonds, pecans, or walnuts, and all of a sudden, a party is starting to happen in your salad bowl. Drizzle the salad with a light homemade vinaigrette, toss it with tongs and watch it disappear!
  • Sick of soggy lettuce? Invest in a salad spinner. They’re inexpensive and work great! You can use it as a colander too!
  • Lettuce keeps better if you store it in a refrigerator without washing first so that the leaves are dry. Wash the day you are going to use it.
  • Keep iceberg lettuce fresh in the fridge by wrapping it in a clean, dry paper towel and storing lettuce and paper towel in a sealed baggie in the fridge.

If you’re craving some easy breezy salad recipes, here are four amazing recipes to try:

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