If you’re lost and looking for a quick and healthy meal, salad will always be there for you. Regardless of your preferences, you can whip up a salad that fits your tastes.
If you find restaurant salad tastes better, try using some of their techniques. Add salt and fat (usually oil), plus chop and toss well.
Did you know that salad dates back to the first century? Greeks and Romans ate greens drizzled with salt and oil. (Four hundred years beforehand, Aristotle wrote about the benefits of Swiss Chard.) Yes this timeline infographic actually starts in 4th Century BC.
Salad consumption declined during the dark ages and didn’t pick back up until the medieval times. Early salads include raw veggies, herbs and flowers.
If you’re looking for a nice dessert option, try fruit salad. It dates back to 1861 and is often served with a dollop of whipped cream. In the 1960s, Jell-O salad became popular. Jell-O even released a celery flavor.
Over the centuries, the human race has developed some pretty yummy concoctions. There’s pasta salad, taco salad, Cobb salad, and even cookie salad!
Now that you know the history of salad, how should you go about finding the perfect vegetables for dinner, and how should you store them? Click here to find out more.