What makes a perfect salad? I think it should hit all the tastebud areas on your tongue. Below is a tongue map (image from James Beard Foundation). To make a perfect salad, pick ingredients that include all these tastes. And then make sure every forkful includes them!
This salad from Donna Hay's Modern Classics Book 1 has elements to hit every tastebud:
- Bitter: rocket (arugula) and fennel
- Sour: balsamic vinegar
- Salty: blue cheese
- Sweet: pears
This delicious salad was the perfect lunch for me. I am so happy that I tried it as part of the Wednesdays with Donna Hay blogger group. Visit the others to see if they liked the salad: Margaret from Tea and Scones, Gaye from Laws of the Kitchen, Kayte from Grandma's Kitchen Table, and Chaya from Bizzy Bakes.
What is in your perfect salad?
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