Three Questions for Salad Composition


Now that we know the three parts of salad composition, we can ask ourselves these three questions:

what kind of body to I want?
what garnish ingredients pair well with the body?
what type of dressing could compliment the body and garnish components?

Saladry is a finesse of parts producing a medley that is consistently unique and delightful. The art of saladry comes to life when we take a moment to determine the body, garnish and dressing before we begin to chop.

Take for instance this refreshing salad I had for lunch one summer day. The little cuties were having leftover pizza. I rarely turn down pizza but seeing as I ate it for dinner the previous two evenings, this mama had reached pizza overload status. I was ready for some greener fare. Surprisingly, this Thai Chicken Salad was not contrived from a recipe.  It all came to form when I asked myself the three questions.

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what kind of body?

greens

WHAT GARNISH INGREDIENTS PAIR WELL WITH THE BODY?

What doesn’t pair well with greens, really. I decisively wanted chicken and some Thai flavors. This led me to {fresh} basil, broccoli, coleslaw mix, cucumbers, radish and scallions.

WHAT TYPE OF DRESSING COULD COMPLIMENT THE BODY AND GARNISH COMPONENTS?

thai peanut dressing, salt and cracked black pepper

Information presented in upcoming posts will help us render these questions with ease. For now, I only want to demonstrate the mental process of saladry before the chopping commences.


breadcrumbs

What is saladry?

Three Parts to Salad Composition

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