Regardless of how you serve your salads, there are a few tools that make the process of preparing them much easier. First, a salad spinner is absolutely essential to ensure your greens are washed and dried properly to prevent wilting. This version from Kuhn Rikon is compact and easy to operate with a simple ratchet motion. A large, sturdy cutting board is another amazing tool. We love our enormous Boos Block, which offers plenty of surface area when chopping a variety of ingredients, plus it's gorgeous to boot. Finally, a dressing shaker is a wonderful tool for creating all sorts of homemade dressings. I’ve got a Shake n’ Pour from Zyliss, which features a nifty pendulum to help emulsify dressing evenly. I’ve never been a fan of bottled dressings and this container makes it easy to measure, transport, emulsify and pour without mess or fuss.
Whether you’re looking for a healthy lunch, a simple snack, or a crowd-pleasing side dish, the world is full of delicious possibilities when you put them in a jar.