Are you in a salad rut? Yeah, me too. I didn’t realize it until it came up with my client last week. So, in an effort to bring inspiration and life back into salads everywhere (I know, I’m feeling dramatic today ;)), I have been on the hunt for fabulous salad and salad dressing charts. You can print them out (I like me some old school cheat sheets taped inside my cupboards) or screenshot them (for all you youngins) so you can rest assured that you will always be prepared to create a plethora of scrumptious salads and keep your body and taste buds happy! You’re welcome 😉
- Williams Sonoma: I love this chart because it is beautiful and it brings whole grains and beans into the mix. Although it doesn’t spell out individual salad recipes, it does share tips on what each category brings to the table in order to guide you in your creative salad making process.
- Perfect Your Salad Game: This chart is great for those looking for specific salad recipes. The only factor they leave out is what greens to pair with each salad. Use sturdy greens (e.g. kale, romaine, spinach) with hearty toppings and delicate ones (eg: arugula, mixed greens, mesclun) with lighter toppings.
- Easy-Peasy Chart For Easy-Peasy Salads: I’m not going to lie, at first I looked at this chart and thought, “what”!? And then I got it (feel free to laugh, it was a late night!). So yeah, I thought this chart was worth an honorable mention as it provides five tasty looking salads in an “easy” (ahem) to follow format.
- The Ultimate Guide To Salad Dressings: This little infographic stole my heart with its fun design and usefulness. First, ask yourself, “am I in the mood for a vinaigrette or creamy dressing?” Then, once this is decided, you only need three ingredients! Having a variety of ingredient options to choose from in each category, chances are you won’t even have to run to the store.
- 10 Salad Dressing You Can Make In Under 3 Minutes: This chart is a fabulous guide that provides quick, easy, and healthy salad dressing recipes. You’ll notice that most of the ingredients are ones you’ll find in your fridge and pantry and aren’t comprised of the unhealthy oils, refined sugars, MSG, and artificial colors that you will find in most store-bought dressings.
To Discovering New Scrumptious Salads! Chris