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Making your own vinaigrettes and dressings allows you to improve the taste of your salad and to be creative with the flavors. 2 - Restaurants Season Their Dressings The second restaurant salad secret may not be welcome news to the health-conscious reader but it s true: a properly made house vinaigrette or dressing will come with a generous helping of salt and pepper. You might be thinking salt in a salad? Really? . Yes really. Dressings and vinaigrettes will taste good when a) they re made with quality ingredients b) they re made with the right proportion of ingredients and c) they re seasoned correctly. Restaurant salads wouldn t taste so good unless this was true. You should be able to eat a good dressing on its own and still enjoy what you re eating. We used to make a champagne vinaigrette at the restaurant that you could eat by the spoonful - it was just that good.
You can even try this at home with a store-bought brand. The next time you go to make a salad stop and taste the dressing. Is it bland? Could it use some seasoning? If so take a little bit in a bowl and season it with a little salt pepper and lemon juice. Toss the salad and taste - you ll notice the difference right away. Now if seasoning salad dressing is weird to you just wait - it gets weirder. 3 - Restaurants Season Their Salad Greens The third restaurant salad secret is that some restaurants will actually season their salad greens. Yes you read this correctly. The seasoning of salad greens is not a widely used technique but it is used at high-end restaurants to bring out the flavor of the greens themselves.
Some are sweet and some are extremely tart. Most people prefer these dressed with a simple vinaigrette to release the flavours of the lettuces. - fruit salads - these are so versatile that they can be eaten for breakfast lunch dinner snack - virtually anytime at all. A fruit salad can be as simple as using a few different cans of canned fruit: such as a fruit cocktail or if time permits - a fresh fruit salad composed of seasonal fresh fruits can be made. - fish/seafood salads - For those of us who live inland - seafood salads are a real treat - but with all the canned & frozen varieties available this no longer needs to be the case. A bit of crab meat even imitation crab can be added to a green or pasta salad for a more elegant meal. - complete meal salads - By adding a few pieces of left-over meat eggs or cheese (for protein) any salad can become a meal-in-itself. Some countries have already been doing this for centuries - such as the antipasto salad from Italy. - pasta salads - pasta salads have come a long way from just eating cold mac & cheese.