They say you eat with your eyes first. Spruce up your salad to make your main meal more colorful, and full of healthy nutrition with our tips below!
Tips for Instagram-Worthy Salads
1. Change up the texture with cooked ingredients.
Everything in a salad doesn’t have to be raw! Change up the texture and temperature of your salad by adding steamed, roasted and grilled vegetables to your salad. Need some inspiration? Check out our Grilled Vegetable Salad with Rapini Chips and Lemon-Caper Vinaigrette or try grilling a head of lettuce for a few minutes before serving.
2. Mix up your greens.
Using the same salad greens day in and day out can get old. Change up your greens to add a nutritious variety to your diet, and consider mixing several together for beautiful color diversity and texture. Greens to mix and match include: spinach, radicchio, romaine, frisee, baby kale, baby swiss chard, watercress, herbs, arugula and mizuna. Want to get real creative? Try our Power Green Salad which incorporates herbs as well as kale.
The salads that get the most likes on Instagram are typically the ones that incorporate a lot of color. A typical side salad with lettuce and tomato may not be your top post, however a main course that has flavors and colors that play off of each other can have you trending! Check out our Grapefruit and Avocado salad and Kale, Sweet Potato and Apple salad recipes for some inspiration.
Salads don’t have to be just lettuce! Try adding traditional components of a plated meal, such as a half cup of whole grains. The grains add a variety in color, texture and taste to your salad. Check out our Top 3 Grained Based Salads and our Wild Rice Salad with Tart Cherries for more.
While the types of greens and toppings on your salad are important, it’s the dressing that gives your salad the drool factor you are looking for. Homemade salad dressings will make your salad stand out, while being easier on your wallet. Check out our favorites below: