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4 Leaves For Tasty Salads

4 Leaves For Tasty Salads

Most salad recipes contain the following ingredients: cucumber, tomatoes, onions, peppers, a protein like boiled eggs or chicken strips, and salad leaves. There is a wide variety of salad leaves on the market, and unique leaves add an extra ‘zing’ to any ordinary salad. Read about different salad leaves and how you can add them to make those salad recipes extra special.

1 - WATERCRESS

This leaf is highly nutritious and great to mix with other salad leaves. Watercress is a member of the mustard family which gives it its light peppery flavour. When served raw in a salad, it compliments strong flavoured meats, like game.

2 - HERBS

Herbs are great to season food and fresh whole-leafed herbs can add a spectacular finish to a salad. Some ideas for herbs in salads:

Add mint to a watermelon and feta salad.
Add basil to a tomato and mozzarella salad.
Chop up chives and add to a caesar salad.

3 - ICEBERG LETTUCE

An iceberg lettuce has crisp leaves that leave a refreshing taste behind. A salad staple, these leaves often stay fresher for longer when compared to other types of lettuce. Wrap your salads with iceberg lettuce leaves and eat away. It is a bit fun and messy and a lot of salad recipes use this salad leaf.

4 - BABY SPINACH

This dark green salad leaf adds beautiful colour to dishes and tops the list of the world's most nutritious foods year after year. Looking for tasty and easy dinner ideas? Start by adding baby spinach as a base to your salads, saute or steam it and add it to warm salads.

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