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April 5, 2013

Dressing Your Salad the Right Way

Always drain your salad well before dressing it, otherwise the dressing will dilute with the remaining water,¬†and you’ll lose flavor. Dress your salad as close to the serving time as possible, and be sure that you don’t over-dress your salad or it will¬†become heavy and soggy.

Choose your dressing according to the texture of the salad: If the salad is silky and tender use light liquid dressing, and if the salad is resilient use the creamy and heavier dressings.

If you are using olive oil and wine vinegar, the ratio is usually 1/3 vinegar to 2/3 olive oil. Whisk the oil and vinegar first, add some salt, and then dress the salad. To add some garlic flavor, add a few heads of crushed garlic to the oil and vinegar mixture. Let it steep for 15 minutes, remove the garlic and toss the salad with the flavored dressing.

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