The 5 Components of a Perfect Salad

The 5 Components of a Perfect Salad

As a human trying to be kind to my body, I ordered a salad and was thankfully NOT disappointed. It was perfect in every way - tangy, acidic dressing, nuggets of nuts and dried cranberries to mine for, savory grilled chicken, crunchy, fresh mixed greens, and more. Since that day, I have eaten a salad daily in search of the perfect copycat recipe. I haven't created an exact replica yet, but I'll post the recipe when I do! All of the salad recipe testing, however, has got me thinking about what makes a perfect salad. Here are the 5 key aspects that make a salad absolute perfection.

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The Best Ever Easy Salad Dressing

The Best Ever Easy Salad Dressing

I am a firm believer in making your own salad dressings. They're super quick and easy to make, plus you are in control of every ingredient that goes in it! This recipe is the best, because it can be tweaked endlessly depending on what flavors you're craving. 

This vinaigrette is tangy, fresh, and tastes great on anything. Seriously, I even ate some on my steak last night and floated up to tastebud heaven. 

Whipping up this salad dressing takes about three minutes, depending on how fast you can mince, measure, and mix.

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