The Salad Ingredients You Never Thought to Try
Getting the proper amount of greens into your daily routine can be a challenge. Quick, easy, and delicious salads make the perfect quick, nutritious fix as an appetizer or as a light and savory meal. We’re adding a little pep to our go-to favorites with some inventive twists. Keep scrolling to see which flavorful ingredients we're crushing on now.
Mulberries add great texture and a subtle, fruity twist without being overly sweet. This colorful black rice and persimmon salad recipe is hearty and fresh.
This meaty cheese has a high melting point and stringy texture; it’s a delectable and unique addition to add some zest to greens. This super-yummy grilled halloumi and cherry salad recipe adds a bit of fruit for the ideal complex palette.
Roasted or pickled okra is a great way to forgo the slimy texture of the otherwise-scrumptious vegetable. This spiced romanesco cauliflower and okra number is as beautiful as it delicious.
Fennel adds a flavorful pop to mixed greens. This inventive recipe incorporates grapes and granola for an extra punch of texture and sweet yet savory blend.
It’s the perfect time of year to toss some toasted pumpkin seeds into the bowl. This simple and elegant spinach salad with toasted pepitas recipe is vegan, easy, and super refreshing.
Adding a little unexpected tropical kick to the mix, this superfood crunch salad with homemade balsalmic apple vinaigarette is irresistible. Coconut adds a light sweetness and hearty texture, not to mention good fats.
Dandelion weeds are full of detoxifying nutrients. The bitter green pairs beautifully with savory kimchi. This scrumptious sesame kimchi dandelion salad makes for a fabulous vegan lunch option.
Grilled watermelon and balsamic vinaigrette may seem like an unlikely couple, but the pairing is beyond delicious. This watermelon salad with basil and goat cheese recipe is a super-flavorful vegetarian treat.