Saturday, September 24, 2011

Salad Inspiration!

This week I finally bought myself a simple kitchen tool that I've been admiring from afar for years. Let me introduce you to my new salad spinner!

A lot of times we'll make salad from a bag mix, and I hate how fast those bags are used up. I like the idea of making big, interesting salads for dinner, like you'd get when eating out, but I think I would use almost a whole bag of lettuce for a single salad. I hesitated to buy a salad spinner due to space... if you remember, my kitchen is a bit cosy and pretty full already! But this week I snapped, and picked this baby up at TJ Maxx for $20 (the similar one at Target was almost $40! How dumb is that?!). In an effort to continue getting more fresh veggies into our diet, I plan to use this spinner to make tasty salads a lot more often. Here are a few ideas I found online:

26 Main Dish Salads from Sunset Magazine

Vegetarian Main Course Salad Recipes from Martha Stewart

Huge List of Vegetarian Main Dish Salads from BBC Good Food

I'll probably try this Asian Chicken Salad first, because it's always one of my favorites to order at a restaurant. Doesn't this look good?


Any favorite salad recipes you want to share?


  1. ooh, thanks so much for posting those links! i've been feeling like i'm not eating enough greens these days...we have a salad with dinner maybe twice a week, so it would be nice to make dinners where the greens are the featured attraction :).

  2. so INCREDIBLY jealous of your missoni. lucky little bitch ;)