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No Fail Fun Salad Formula

No Fail Fun Salad Formula

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No Fail Fun Salad Formula
Does your heart sink a little when you think about eating salad for lunch or dinner? Well, we need to fix that. It’s totally possible to create a hearty, satisfying salad that doesn’t taste like rabbit food—and does taste like something you’ll actually want to eat every day. 5 essential tips for making the perfect salad 1. Be […]
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Does your heart sink a little when you think about eating salad for lunch or dinner? Well, we need to fix that. It’s totally possible to create a hearty, satisfying salad that doesn’t taste like rabbit food—and does taste like something you’ll actually want to eat every day.

5 essential tips for making the perfect salad

1. Be creative

First, it’s important to rethink your definition of “salad.” One of the reasons salad gets such a bad rap is it tends to presented in the boring lettuce + more veggies + dressing (and maybe some croutons) format. You can make salads every day of the week and never buy a head of lettuce if you don’t want to. Some leafiness is a nice base, but you can get that from pea shoots or any number of other greens.

2. Contrasting Textures

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