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Enter into the amazing wonderland of bright, colourful, and delicious salads.

Salad recap

Infinitely versatile
Packed with nutrients and fiber
Easy to make

Rich, intense, light, or fresh. Salads can be anything you want.

Types of Salad

Salad for winter, spring or summer. Make the most of the freshest seasonal produce. Or just whip up a salad with what’s left in the kitchen. Canned, fresh or frozen, salads don’t care. High-end or low-cost. A dollar or 10. It doesn’t matter. Because that’s not what determines whether a salad is truly awesome.

But before you start, think about what kind of salad you want to make. These are the main types of salad.

Leafy Salad

Simple salad, built on a base of leafy greens such as lettuce, kale, arugula, or spinach.

Single-Subject Salad

Vegetable salads without leafy greens. May be creamy (potato salad or coleslaw) or vinegar-based (tomato or bean salad).

Meaty Salad

Based around a protein-heavy ingredient like chicken salad or tuna salad.

Starchy Salad

Based around starchy ingredients like pasta, grains, beans, or legumes.

Mixed Salad

A big salad that can include any or all of the above ingredients, such as leafy greens, vegetables, meat, and starches. For example, salade niçoise or a Greek salad. Makes for a satisfying meal.

How to
Make a Salad

Learn how to make a salad in 5 simple steps with this easy step-by-step guide. You'll be able to nail your salad every time with any ingredients you have to hand.

How to Prep a Leafy Salad

Making a leafy salad is easy. These are the key steps.

1. Wash Produce

Wash leafy greens thoroughly, especially if not pre-washed. Fill a sink or large bowl with water and gently swish them to release sand and grit .

2. Dry Produce

Make sure the leafy greens are completely dry to avoid soggy, soft leaves. Use paper towels or a salad spinner. This is key for a crunchy, crisp leafy salad.

3. Cut Produce

Cut or tear produce and leafy greens into desired size. Ideally leafy greens and other veggies should be bite-sized.

4. Toss in Bowl

Gently toss vegetables in a very large mixing bowl. A large bowl helps to avoid compressing the air out so you achieve a light, airy salad.

5. Drizzle with Dressing

If you're not sure about the best dressing, use this general rule of thumb - match the weight of your salad dressing to the robustness of your greens.

6. Add Mix-Ins

Adjust taste if necessary, by adding salt and pepper. Add any other mix-ins, such as nuts and cheese.

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