There’s no better dish for letting your creativity run wild than a salad. Whether you’re a Michelin-starred chef or a novice home cook, simply throw in whatever strikes your fancy. And don’t forget to have some fun while you’re at it! Lettuce? A bit predictable, don’t you think? How about some pickled carrots for a change? Salt? And any other herbs and spices you might have on hand.
However… while you don’t have to take your ingredients too seriously, there is one vital thing that no salad can do without: extra-virgin olive oil. The magic elixir that binds everything together, brings out all the flavors, coats all the ingredients and truly makes a salad what it is. And that’s not all: it’s also one of the healthiest foods on the planet. Packed with omega-3 fatty acids and bursting with antioxidants, it prevents heart disease, fights cognitive decline, boosts the immune system, reduces the risk of Type 2 diabetes, strengthens bones, aids digestion, improves skin and helps fight cancer.