If you’ve ever wondered why your homemade salads don’t quite taste as good as the ones you get at restaurants, you might be missing one simple, secret ingredient: salt.
Even if you like to dump dressing on your salad, you might feel like your flavour feels flat and your greens aren’t as crisp. Faith Durand at The Kitchn explains that most restaurants sprinkle a healthy amount of salt on their salads:
A great salad almost always has salt in it — and often more than you might expect. Most good restaurants season salad carefully — probably adding salt and pepper directly to the greens, not just the dressing.
Depending on how much you sprinkle on your greens, it can counter some of the health benefits to eating salad. If you’re just after flavour, however, your salads will most definitely taste better. It might seem like an obvious tip for some, but it can be a game changer for those learning to make more tasty food at home.