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1 SALADS and DRESSINGS

2 What is in your ideal salad?

3 1. Salad Greens Iceberg-most common Iceberg-most common Romaine Romaine Bibb Bibb Boston Boston Red leaf and curly leaf Red leaf and curly leaf

4 2. Other Salad Greens Spinach Spinach Arugula Arugula Escarole Escarole Chicory Chicory Watercress Watercress Radicchio Radicchio Sprouts-bean, alfalfa, radish, etc. Sprouts-bean, alfalfa, radish, etc.

5 3.Nutrients in Salad Greens Darker greens are higher in nutrients. Darker greens are higher in nutrients. Examples: Vitamins C and A, Iron Examples: Vitamins C and A, Iron

6 4. Other Fruits and Vegetables in Salads Fresh, canned cooked Fresh, canned cooked Sliced, dried, shredded, quartered, cubed Sliced, dried, shredded, quartered, cubed Red or green cabbage-for coleslaw Red or green cabbage-for coleslaw

7 5. Other Ingredients grains & rice grains & rice legumes & beans legumes & beans meats, fish meats, fish & poultry & poultry eggs & cheese eggs & cheesepasta

8 6. Salad Dressings Oil-based-Oil and vinegar separates easily. eg. Italian or vinaigrette Oil-based-Oil and vinegar separates easily. eg. Italian or vinaigrette Mayonnaise-Emulsion of oil, vinegar or lemon juice and egg that doesnt separate. Mayonnaise-Emulsion of oil, vinegar or lemon juice and egg that doesnt separate. Cooked-Looks like mayonnaise, but uses cooked starch to thicken it instead of eggs. eg. Miracle Whip Cooked-Looks like mayonnaise, but uses cooked starch to thicken it instead of eggs. eg. Miracle Whip

9 7. More Salad Dressings Dairy -Uses sour Dairy -Uses sour cream, yogurt, cream, yogurt, cottage cheese cottage cheese or buttermilk or buttermilk Low or no-fat - Low or no-fat - Uses less oil or Uses less oil or no oil. Note:1 T. oil=100 cal. Note:1 T. oil=100 cal.

10 8. Types of Salads Appetizer-small and tasty salad served before meal-eg. garden salad, fruit or shrimp cocktail Appetizer-small and tasty salad served before meal-eg. garden salad, fruit or shrimp cocktail Accompaniment-served with meal- eg. mixed greens, fruit salad, or coleslaw. Accompaniment-served with meal- eg. mixed greens, fruit salad, or coleslaw.

11 9. More Salad Types Main dish-protein based salad with meat, cheese, or eggs. Main dish-protein based salad with meat, cheese, or eggs. Dessert salad-uses fruit or molded gelatin. Dessert salad-uses fruit or molded gelatin.

12 10. Preparing Salad Greens Remove core from iceberg lettuce by hitting on counter Remove core from iceberg lettuce by hitting on counter & twisting out. Rinse leaves in cool water & drain. Rinse leaves in cool water & drain. Tear leaves instead of cutting to prevent rusty looking greens. Tear leaves instead of cutting to prevent rusty looking greens.

13 11. Assembling Salads Be creative! Be creative! Use a variety of colors, textures, and shapes Use a variety of colors, textures, and shapes Use 3 parts-the base, body and dressing Use 3 parts-the base, body and dressing

14 12. Salad Creations Tossed or mixed- Tossed or mixed- toss greens, fruits or vegetables with dressing Arranged salads- ingredients in a pattern on a base of greens Arranged salads- ingredients in a pattern on a base of greens

15 13. More Salad Creations Molded salads- gelatin or rice holds its shape in a mold or container. Molded salads- gelatin or rice holds its shape in a mold or container.

16 14. Garnishes-The Finishing Touch Edible bowls of tomato, tortilla shells, pineapple, melon, or peppers Edible bowls of tomato, tortilla shells, pineapple, melon, or peppers Pepper rings, tomato or radish roses, or sprouts Pepper rings, tomato or radish roses, or sprouts Seeds, chopped nuts or raisins Seeds, chopped nuts or raisins Grated cheese or carrots Grated cheese or carrots ENJOY!!! ENJOY!!!


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