Posts tagged Salads
Confused on how to say that, well I had to guess at how to spell it! It’s an expression I use all the time when I taste something delicious, and yesterday was one of those days. I was cleaning out all the winter weeds from the herb garden. In the process I had to dig up a few volunteers that had come up in the middle of other herbs, and managed to break a stem off the oregano.
While preparing a salad for lunch I pulled out all the fresh herbs I had just gathered from the garden and proceeded to add some to the salad. Yummo-schmumo. There is nothing that will perk up a salad like the addition of fresh herbs. I added just fennel, oregano, and parsley, but it made a taste sensation that is missing throughout the winter months.
During the winter I’m relegated to using dried herbs, but they just don’t carry the punch of fresh. No matter what way I dry my own surplus, when I get to use my first bit of fresh it’s like an explosion of flavor that I’ve not had for many months.
Herbs that are amazing additions to salads include – fennel, oregano, lemon thyme, tarragon, basil (all the different flavors), rosemary, parsley, salad burnett, and marjoram.
Share Your Favorite Salad Addition
I’m sure I’m missing a few great additions. What do you add to your salads to make them unique? Please share with us all in the comment box below.
The summer heat is on here with days in the 90s. That’s enough to make anyone want to turn off their stove or oven. I was browsing around the Internet, looking for new and interesting recipes when I found several salad recipes on Mother Nature Network. Two of the salads actually call for cooking, but the other 3 are no-cook varieties.
I’m particularly interested in the tomato-watermelon salad, as this is the second time in a week that I’ve seen a recipe call for tomatoes and watermelon in the same dish. I must try that combo out, as it is not one I would ordinarily have combined. I’ll let you know what I think.
Take a look at 5 Summer Salad Recipes to find some interesting and very gourmet looking salads to cool off this summer.