Salads don’t have to be bland; they can taste fantastic if you use flavors and ingredients that are exciting and delicious. Stuck in a salad rut? Try these 10 spices to spike up your salad:
Dill weed is a perennial plant whose seeds and leaves are used as seasoning. You can use fresh dill or dill weed; the taste really helps to take salad to the next level. Try dill over this Vegan Mock Tuna Salad and this Vegan Potato Salad with Cilantro, Dill, Tomatoes and Raw Mayo.
You can make tasty dressings for salads using ginger, or shave some fresh ginger root overtop a salad. Try this Super Healthy Kale Salad with Creamy Ginger Tahini Dressing and this Cleansing Quinoa Carrot Salad with Super Zesty Lime and Ginger Dressing.
Mint adds a burst of refreshing coolness to your salad. It can be a welcoming surprise to vegetables. Try it in this Protein-Packed Vegan Salad with Quinoa, Chickpeas, Lime and Cilantro.
Tarragon is a perennial herb that’s often used to make Herbs de Provence. Throw it over your salads, or make this Lemon Tarragon Asparagus, then throw it overtop a crisp bed of arugula or kale.
Cumin is a common spice in Mexican, Middle Eastern and Indian cuisines. It has a distinctive aroma and is often used in curry powder. Try using it for this Spicy Sweet Potato Salad, then throwing that flavorful mix over some plain greens. Also try this Kale with Caramelized Onions and Cumin.
Lead image source: Chili, Mint, and Bean Shoot Salad