Jamaican Potato Salad Extraordinaire
Refreshing seems like a lot of fuss but it s definitely worth the effort. 5 - Restaurants Use the Correct Amount of Dressing The final restaurant salad secret is that good restaurants will use the correct amount of dressing for the amount of greens in each salad. The worst possible scenario when eating a salad is having one that s swimming in dressing. It s unappetizing to look at and having that much dressing completely changes the flavor profile of the dish. What we were trained to do in the restaurant is to mix salads in batches in small bowls. We d add our greens a pinch of salt then a squeeze of one of our house-made dressings. After tossing we d taste one of the greens for seasoning and amount of dressing. When we were satisfied with the taste we d remove the salad from the bowl and plate it on another plate.
There are many common salad ingredients which can be used in combinations for: - green salads - mostly made with a type of lettuce as a base ingredient - added items could be raw vegetables fruits nuts cooked meats eggs cheeses etc. These are usually topped with a dressing that is either mayonnaise based (dressing) or oil-based (vinaigrette) - vegetable salads - sometimes made with just raw vegetables but more often with blanched vegetables (to soften them up a bit) fruit (other than dried) is rarely added but nuts & cheeses are common. A sauce or dressing can be used for flavour and to bind the ingredients together. - mixed green salads - This type of salad is usually composed of a variety of lettuces (of which there are many).
The above are the minimum ingredients for making a Nigerian Salad. More ingredients such as boiled macaroni corned beef green bell pepper green peas etc can be added to the Nigerian Salad for varied flavour. The Nigerian Salad will be good for 24 hours if no salad dressing is added to it. If you are able to buy a baby cucumber it may not be necessary to remove the seeds. The best salad recipes are available for everyday and in almost every occasion. There are salad recipes if you want a light dinner to bring to potluck parties if you are on a diet to use as side dish for school lunch meal or for a holiday party such as Christmas Thanksgiving or Halloween. Various salad recipes are available in different types which make it easy for you to narrow your choices.