Salads are not just reserved for the side dish to a main meal anymore. Many salads are made with so much substance and ingredients that they have become entire meals on their own. A great chicken or steak salad can become a popular family favourite if you find the right balance of flavours and freshness.
Salads can give you a healthy amount of vegetable servings. A cold salad is refreshing on a hot day and makes a great companion to that barbecued hamburger or steak. Many people will incorporate their own dressings to give sweetness to a salad, and in some cases make a dressing entirely their own. Salads are meant to be the great addition to any meal, regardless of what you are serving as the main dish.
An ever present theme showing itself in more salads today is a vegetable being more of a centerpiece. Within these pages you will find some great recipes for salads that will surprise and entice your appetite. Picky eaters who might not be a fan of cooked vegetables may find themselves more comfortable with the raw textures of vegetables in salad form.
Read each of these recipes in detail before deciding which ones you will try first. Do not hesitate to use your own favourite kind of dressing to add flavours you are used to.