When I make a salad, I want it to be the main meal. The star. I never want to be hungry after eating one and I don’t ever want to be left feeling empty, pathetic and deprived (ok, maybe a little dramatic, but you get my drift).
So over the years, I’ve develop a few basic “rules” when it comes to making my salads . . .
Salad. A five letter word that sends my mum into the foetal position.
Yet, it’s a five letter word that makes me swoon. Yes, I’m one of those strange people that actually likes to eat salads. In fact, I LOVE salads, no matter the weather, no matter the ingredients.
However, I do believe there is one golden rule you can never deviate from when making a salad, which unfortunately many people fail to follow....
No other vegetable signifies the arrival of Spring like asparagus.
In season in Australia from September to March, this little gem of a vegetable is loaded with nutrients from fiber, folate and vitamins A, C, E and K.
It's also packed with antioxidants, ranking it amongst some of the top vegetables for its ability to neutralize cell-damaging free radicals, potentially helping to slow the aging process.
Not bad, huh?