Salads are such a delicious and underrated meal and if you think otherwise, your world is about to be turned upside down! Its common to think that putting together a salad only takes a few simple steps, but to make a hearty and scrumptious one, it takes a bit of creativity and thinking outside of the box!
There’s so many guidelines and recipes to follow on Pinterest and Instagram, but in order to execute them, you’ll need some help with a few salad accessories! From salad spinners, slicers and fancy bowls, here’s a list of a few tools that will truly up your salad game this summer!
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A salad spinner is incredibly important when it comes to building a salad. Whatever greens you decide to use, they need to be cleaned properly and dried to the bone! No one wants to catch a piece of soggy lettuce!
OXO – Good Grips 5.8L (6.2QT) Salad Spinner 4.0
Farberware – Pump Spinner with Bowl, Large 6.6 Quart
Salads should be fun and that means getting creative with cutting your vegetables. Not only does it look for visually appealing but way easier to eat too! I love adding vegetables like zucchini and carrots, and having them slice into spiral, noodle line strings makes it thus more enjoyable!
Gefu – Spirelli 2.0 Stainless Steel Spiral Cutter
OXO – Hand Held Spiralizer
This avocado slicer made from the Gods deserves to be in everyone’s kitchen drawer. It makes our lives a whole lot easier and avoids any of those scary incidents when it comes to removing the pit! Topping a salad with makes it 10x more delicious!
OXO – Good Grips® 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer
Removing the stem off your kale leaf just got a whole lot easier with a herb stripper. It saves you time and ensures that no leafy greens goes to waste! This is the type of tool that you’ll only understand the hype once you actually try it!
OXO – Herb & Kale Stripping Comb
Investing in a citrus squeezer is essential when it comes to building your salad and starting to add flavour! If you didn’t know, citrus flavours are commonly tasted among the various salads out there!
Crate & Barrel – Dual Citrus Squeezer
Having the perfect tools to toss a salad is more important than you think. If tossed salads are your vibe then, you need to invest in some good salad hands!
Crate & Barrel – Acacia Salad Hands
Simons – Zigzag pattern mango wood salad servers
Salad Dressing Shaker
We’re approaching the final touches and if you decide to make your own salad dressing then you need a container to evenly shake the ingredients together, as well as dispense properly!
Stokes – Salad Dressing Shaker, 250ml
OXO – Good Grips Salad Dressing Bottle
The Grand Reveal: The Salad Bowl
The final salad bowl that you present your masterpiece in is so important! You can play with all sorts of textures, materials and colours…the possibilities are endless! I love to serve my salad in a show-stopping bowl that really catches the eye of all my guests! Here’s a few of my favourite bowls and pro tip: make sure the bowl is big!
Must Note: Keep your eye out for funky salad bowls if you’re ever at your local thrift store, there’s so many treasures hidden beneath each shelf!