A whole world of salads

Nothing beats sitting out in the warm summer sun in the garden and enjoying a nice salad. At this time of year when the darker nights have drawn in and the weather has become chilly it seems like a distant dream. But in just a few short months it will be Spring time again and we can start to enjoy the delights of a nice salad whilst basking in the evening sun. There are many salads that originate from various different countries around the world most of which you can recreate at home and that also grace the menus of many restaurants. You can see the delights of many of the ingredients sitting in the Saladette Counter in the restaurant that they probably bought from fridgefreezerdirect.co.uk/commercial-refrigeration-brands/i-l/interlevin/interlevin-esa900-refrigerated-saladette-counter

Here are some of the salad suggestions for you.

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Cobb Salad – this is thought to have originated in a restaurant known as the Hollywood Brown Derby that was owned by Robert Cobb. The story goes that Cobb was working late and at around midnight he found himself hungry and so simply reached for all of the ingredients that he had to hand and created this wonderful salad – which as you have probably already guessed is named after him. The ingredients for this salad include chicken, avocado, bacon, eggs and cheese along with your choice of salad leaves.

Israeli Salad – can be served as a standard alone dish or as an accompaniment to any other meal. This salad consists of diced vegetables that can include pretty much anything that you would naturally include in a salad. It is popular to serve in sandwiches and also alongside falafels.

Mexican Bean Salad – similar to the Israeli salad this consists of sweetcorn, black beans, tomatoes, onions and avocado and once again can be used as a stand-alone dish, although it is most popular as an accompaniment and is even used as a dip. It is an incredibly light dish but due to the addition of the natural high in healthy fats and proteins beans and avocado it is surprisingly filling.

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Waldorf Salad – another American great thought to have been created in New York City in the 1890s at the Waldorf Hotel by Oscar Tschirky. This salad boasts ingredients such as salad leaves, apples, grapes, celery, walnuts all mixed together in either a mayonnaise or yogurt mixture with a generous serving of freshly ground black pepper.

There are many more incredible salads and you can see some of them here