To be honest with you, up until a few years ago, I thought of salads as boring diet food. However, when I started experimenting with different flavor pairings, I realized that salads can be anything but boring. Say goodbye to that soggy cafeteria lettuce that haunts your childhood memories, and say hello to big, beautiful leafy greens paired with the perfect sweet and savory toppings! Seriously, what better way to load up on nutrient-rich foods than with a salad?
This Salad Pairing Guide from PersonalCreations.com offers quick, easy mix and match options to make amazing salads that are big on flavor AND nutrition. Each pairing brings together whole food ingredients that you can easily find at your local supermarket (or you might even already have them lying around your kitchen!)
I’ve tried several of these pairings already, including the ones that start with egg, potato, steak, bacon, goat cheese, blue cheese, and shrimp. (I LOVE the bacon one so so much, but the steak one is a close second. What can I say? I’m a sucker for blue cheese.)
Speaking of dressings, if you need a good blue cheese dressing recipe, try this one. My go-to ranch dressing is actually a semi-homemade one using this ranch mix. Best and easiest clean ranch dressing EVER!
If you’ve been in a salad slump, or maybe you just never fell in love with salads, I encourage you to pick one or two of these pairings and give it a try this week. You could even pack these into mason jars over the weekend for easy grab and go lunches during the week.
I can’t wait to hear what you think once you sample these pairings! Share your favorites in the comments below, and pin it for later!
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