9 Delicious and Unexpected Additions to Your Salad
Looking for a way to perk up your salad? Try one of these uncommon ingredients.
It sounds strange, but the light texture of popcorn goes well in just about any salad because salad dressing really clings to it, giving it a lot of extra taste without a lot of additional calories.
If your salad requires croutons, try opting for pita chips instead. You can buy them ready-made or rip up a few pieces of pita bread, brush with a bit of olive oil, salt and pepper, and bake in the oven until crispy. When they are done, simply crumble and serve on top of your salad for some crunch.
Turn your lunchtime salad into a dinner meal. Cook some of your favourite pasta and add to any salad you make. The addition of pasta makes the salad a bit more satisfying and curbs your carb craving.
Cinnamon adds the perfect dose of sweetness to any vinaigrette. If you’re making a spinach salad with strawberries, or any salad that combines greens with fruit, a dash of cinnamon in your dressing could make all the difference.
Vanilla might seem to belong more in cakes than in salads, but it can make for an unexpected twist in your bowl of veggies. This sweet spice pairs well with spicy arugula, giving your greens an exotic flavour.