Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Diversify Your Salad World

Salads usually reach their highest consumption during summer. Falling into a salad rut seems to affect almost everyone. Re-examining the structure of a salad is one way of changing up the norm. Borrowing ideas from different countries like Thailand, Vietnam, Poland and Turkey are great ways to inspire one's self for new tastes.
If we look at vinaigrette and dressing composition, we can change the base of these to integrate more flavor. Instead of using a basic formula of 1 part acid and 3 parts oil, we can start with 1 part herb puree, 2 parts oil and 1 part acid. This slight change can drastically change the flavor of a vinaigrette in a new way.

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