Salad Dressings - Pour it on!
Due to the warm weather, not only does appetite decreases, but also it is important to meet your daily nutritional requirements. This make salads the perfect summertime meal, which requires no or minimal cooking and are healthy and refreshing meals.
In ancient times, the Babylonians used oil and vinegar as salad dressings, the Egyptians used oil, vinegar and Oriental spices, the Chinese used soy sauce and the Romans used salt. Salad is derived from the Latin word salata, which means ‘salted’. In the Middle Ages, after a long winter of salted meats and pickled vegetables, people would be "salt-sick" and starving for spring greens.
What's in a salad?
Most often, salads are built up on a base of leafy greens such as lettuce, spinach, watercress or arugula (rocket). Common additions to salads include onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, corn, mushrooms, carrots, fruits slices, cheese, croutons and olives. Make sure the additional ingredients go well with each other. You may not need anything else if your greens are interesting enough. Usually just a few additions are the best! To turn your salad into a main dish, add seafood, meat, chicken, pasta, rice or beans.
Preparation & Storage
Select crisp fresh greens by choosing leaves that are free from brown spots, are not wilted and does not have a sour or rotten smell. To clean your greens, plunge them in cold water for a few minutes. Ensure that your greens are completely dry before tossing or storing your salad. The extra water will dilute the salad dressing. Use a salad spinner; lay them out on a clean cloth or blot dry with paper towels. The best way to store salad greens is wrapping them loosely in paper towels and sealing them in a plastic bag or container to be kept refrigerated.
Make sure the greens are cold and dry before making your salad. It is best to make cut or tear salad leaves and vegetables into bite-sized chunks. Add the salad dressing at the last minute to avoid limp and wilted greens. It is important to not drown the salad with dressing. Drizzle just enough dressing to coat the leaves and toss gently.
WORLDFOODS Salad Dressing
WORLDFOODS’ Salad Dressings gets its exotic flavours from unique combinations of fresh, all-natural ingredients blended to perfection infusing authentic Asian herbs and spices. Enjoy the endless versatility of these salad dressings to add a healthy and delicious ‘twist’ to your meals. Simply drizzle onto your salads or salsas for an exotic culinary experience.