Salads are undeniably healthy, but they can be difficult to eat a lot of times in a row. You may find your salads becoming bland and boring, or feel like you're serving your family the same thing over and over. Here are a few ways to jazz them up.
Break Out the Microgreens
Broccoli, radish, and sunflower microgreens are a great way to get some extra nutrients into your meal. Microgreens are just sprouted new seeds, which are delicious and easy to incorporate into any salad. They can even be grown on your own. You can create a little tray of microgreens in your kitchen and toss them onto salads as you make them.
Try a number of different microgreens. Some are spicy, while others are heartier.
Use Edible Flowers
There are a lot of flowers that are edible, such as edible orchids. If you want your salads to look classy and elegant, consider adding some of these flowers to them. You may find that you enjoy the taste of some flowers. Just make sure your family knows that they aren't a garnish!
These flowers can also be used as drink toppers or in appetizers. Get creative: you can make candied edible flowers to make them a dessert or use them as a drink garnish.
Add Some Fruit
Salads don't have to be just vegetables. Adding some fresh fruit to a salad can really make it pop. Everyone knows about apples, but there are some more exotic fruits like kiwis that tend to work very well in salads. If you're craving something more refreshing and bright, fruit is a good choice.
Go to the Farmer's Market
If you find yourself just using the same ingredients over and over, consider going to the farmer's market. The farmer's market is going to have seasonal greens that you might not have seen before, and you can experiment with vegetables and fruits that you otherwise would have missed. Not sure what to get? Ask the farmers for a recommendation! They're more than happy to help.
Salads don't have to be boring. They often get boring when you're just using lettuce and dressing all the time. But if you add a few unique and exotic ingredients, such as edible flowers, you can improve both the taste and presentation of your salad. Then you'll be well on your way to eating healthier, while still enjoying every meal that you make.