Elements of a Good Salad

Posted by Jennifer (the RD) on August 23, 2012

I don’t know about all of you, but I find it harder and harder to find a good salad at a restaurant.  Most are either really boring and not aesthetically pleasing, or not as fresh as I would like.  The last good salad I had was the grilled chicken salad at the Tommy Bahama restaurant ( www.tommybahama.com ) on Maui which was topped with roma tomatoes, maytag bleu cheese, apples, macadamia nuts, Nueske’s bacon, corn, and a honey lime vinaigrette.  It was heavenly.  The dressing was light and refreshing, the sweet and savory were balanced perfectly, the ingredients were premium and super fresh, and it was beautiful to look at! Here are some elements I think are essential for a good salad:

  • Freshness
  • Premium ingredients
  • Aesthetic appeal
  • Good balance of texture
  • Good flavor balance…with all the different combinations of veggies, salad dressings, etc.,

 

Please feel free to share where you’ve eaten your favorite salad!

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