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The mixed salads are a real invitation to culinary exploration, offering endless possibilities to delight the taste buds. To take your salads to the next level and turn them into real gourmet delights, here are 6 essential tips. From tasty ingredients to daring mixes, let’s discover together how to bring a touch of magic to your favorite green dishes!
Aromatic herbs are the well-kept secret to give character to your salads. Basil, mint, coriander, parsley… Dare to vary the pleasures! Their fresh and fragrant flavors will enhance each bite, bringing a touch of delicacy to your preparation. You can even pair them with lesser-known herbs like tarragon or chives to create unique combinations. Feel free to add generously, as this is often where the real taste of the salad lies.
Nothing like fruit to bring a sweet and tangy note to your salad. Slices of juicy peaches, red fruits, diced mango or bright pomegranate seeds: these little sweet treasures are the perfect complement to the salad. They bring a colorful touch that will really make the difference.
Crunch is essential to make a salad irresistible. Stirring in toasted walnuts, slivered almonds, pumpkin seeds or sesame seeds adds an extra dimension to your dish. In addition to their nutritional contribution, these crunchy ingredients offer a pleasant sensation in the mouth, contrasting with the tenderness of the vegetables. Opt for dried fruits such as cranberries or raisins for a sweet and crunchy effect at the same time.
A mixed salad can be even tastier by mixing raw and cooked vegetables. Let your imagination run wild: lightly grilled broccoli, roasted zucchini, sautéed asparagus… The possibilities are endless! This pairing offers a variety of textures and flavors that will make every bite captivating. Don’t be afraid to experiment, it’s the key to discovering delicious new combinations.
The vinaigrette is the key element that binds all the ingredients in your salad together. To make it even more delicious, bet on quality oils, such as extra virgin olive oil, or flavored vinegars, such as balsamic vinegar or cider vinegar. You can also add mustards, honeys, fruit juices or yogurts to create original combinations of flavors. Do not hesitate to adjust the proportions according to your tastes and pour generously on your salad.
For an explosion of tangy flavors, incorporate pickles to your salad. Whether it’s pickles, carrots, onions or even fruit, these fermented ingredients will add a touch of zest and freshness to your dish. Their sweet and sour aromas will sublimate the whole, bringing a surprising and delicious touch. These pickles are also a great way to wake up the taste buds and balance out the flavors.