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If you buy store-made salads—tuna, chicken, egg, potato and macaroni salad, cole slaw and others— there’s generally room for improvement.
Add little bits of one or more accents, and you’ll have a vastly improved product.
Select two or three seasonings to layer flavor. Examples:
Cheese: blue cheese or feta crumbles or a garnish of shredded cheese of choice.
Chopped nuts: almonds, peanuts, pecans, pistachios.
Diced onion for flavor.
Diced celery for crunch.
Dried celery seed or toasted sesame seed for nuance.
Fresh tarragon, chives, basil or parsley for fresh herb flavor.
Heat: chili flakes, minced chiles.
Turn store-bought cole slaw into something more flavorful (here’s the recipe for this slaw from Epicurious).
Fruit: diced apple, dried cherries or blueberries, raisins, sliced grapes, mango or pineapple.
Lemon or lime zest or a squeeze of lemon or lime for spark.
Shredded carrots or diced red bell pepper for color.
Tablespoon of capers, Dijon mustard, vinegar or wasabi for spice or tang.
Read more about seasonings and spices.
Get inspired to make your own salads. Find some new salad recipes.
It’s that easy!
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