When salads come to mind, many people are immediately turned off, as salads are often thought of as a bland side dishes or extreme diet fare. Very frequently, salads are a last resort many would only eat if it’s the last thing they can find in the fridge. But salads are more than just diet food and can be an amazing side dish, or even its own entrée. All over the world, there are plenty of salads that will make your mouth water, and your stomach hungry for another helping. For the most delicious greens on earth, check out the list of these 6 best salads from around the world.
California Cobb Salad
This classic salad was created on a whim at Hollywood’s popular Brown Derby for owner Robert Howard Cobb. Grilled chicken, hardboiled eggs, avocado, bacon, and cheese are the core components of this hearty salad.
When discussing delicious salads, the Caesar salad has to make the list. This salad includes lettuce, croutons, anchovies and is topped with a creamy sauce that will ignite your taste buds. The best time to have a Caesar salad is after a long day. The easy-to-find ingredients make it a go to for quick meal decisions.
French Nicoise Salad
This French salad is commonly referred to a “poor man’s meal,” although its many expensive upgrades and transformations can make for a royally delicious treat. This salad normally contains fava beans, cucumbers, belled peppers, radishes— as well as canned tuna and anchovies, making for a high protein dish.
If you’re looking for a fresh dish with a variety of sweet ingredients, try a fruit salad. Fruit salad is great for a hot summer day. When you are looking to increase your water intake, add watermelon to your fruit salad. Some of the most refreshing fruit salads contain, cubed pineapple, sliced oranges, and strawberries. Feel free to revamp a fruit salad to your liking by adding your favorite fruits.
Apple Cranberry Walnut Salad
Add a little something extra to your day’s diet with an apple cranberry walnut salad. This salad includes an array of sweet and salty ingredients that will win over any salad non-fan. This salad pairs best with baby spinach or spring mix. You can increase this salad’s nutritional value with arugula or dandelion leaves. Top this salad off with feta cheese crumbles and drizzle your favorite vinaigrette on top.
Kale & Quinoa
If you’re a health nut, the kale quinoa and avocado salad will enrich your weekly nutrition intake. This salad takes an extra step—requiring that you cook quinoa—but it gives you an extra boost because of quinoa’s health benefits. Additionally, kale contains various antioxidants, and can vastly improve health. This salad is hearty enough to be a dinner dish, or a side item. After adding the quinoa, this salad becomes its own complete meal. This salad is great to eat after a work out. Top this salad off with a nice olive oil to enhance flavors.