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Don t use all of these flavors at once but by combining a few of them with your potatoes you will create an extremely delicious salad. 2. Fry The Onions For Your Salad Dressing Instead Of Using Raw Onions. One of the ingredients that seem to always be present in a salad with mayonnaise are usually raw onions chopped or grated or sliced. When you are not using mayonnaise in the salad dressing you will want to fry the onions. The reason for frying the onions is that they add even more flavor to your salad. When you fry onion you make the onions much more flavorful and much less spicy. And fried onions are great for salads! Plus when you fry onions for your dressing it makes the salad dressing that much more delicious. 3. Use Fresh Herbs Such As Parsley Cilantro Dill And More For The Salad. Another great way to make your salad very delicious is by using tasty fresh herbs in it. Fresh herbs such as parsley cilantro dill and lots others add great herb flavor. Another reason to use fresh herbs in the salad is to make it look great - herbs add a great green color to it. So don t forget the herbs when you are making a tasty salad - they will make it very delicious even without mayonnaise.
There s an old half whiskey barrel on the cottage deck that grows pansies and a few of the pansy blossoms sometimes find their way into a salad (they are edible as are violet blossoms if you don t mind picking them out of your lawn). Lemon balm is another interesting perennial with a citrus flavor that makes it easy to identify when playing the salad guessing game. Tarragon is another anise-flavored herb but I m not a big fan - for some reason I find tarragon numbs my mouth. But I ve been overruled on that account and there s always a little tarragon in our cottage salads. Kale grows well in northern gardens and we sometimes harvest mature kale in the dead of winter. When the plants are young in August and September the smaller leaves go well in a salad but because they are rough they do need to be torn into small pieces.
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.