Salads should not be ignored – they can be incredibly diverse and a great way to enjoy vibrant flavours. A salad can be as simple as vegetables already in your crisper like romaine, cucumbers and tomatoes, or as fancy as an extra trip to the grocery store for pine nuts, beets and goat cheese. The versatility of salad is our favourite thing about them – get inventive because anything goes!
Core to any great salad is the dressing - it’s the not-so-secret ingredient that can take ordinary to extraordinary, and a classic to an innovation. Dressings are all about balance of flavour - where salty pulls against sweet, or the bright tones of citrus play off the buttery undertones of olive oil.
We asked Chef Brandon what to do when your salad dressing isn’t quite hitting the mark. How do you bring an out-of-balance dressing back into perfect harmony?