What’s the one thing you need in any salad?

15 March 2021

There’s no better dish for letting your creativity run wild than a salad. Whether you’re a Michelin-starred chef or a novice in your own kitchen, simply throw in whatever takes your fancy. Not forgetting to have some fun while you’re at it! Lettuce? A bit predictable, don’t you think? How about some pickled carrot for a change? Salt? And any other herbs and spices you might have to hand.

But… although 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 flavours, lubricates 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, stems cognitive decline, boosts the immune system, reduces the risk of Type 2 diabetes, strengthens bones, aids digestion, improves the skin and helps fight cancer.

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