The secret to making a perfect salad

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Jess Damuck is Martha Stewart’s personal chef. Every day, a legendary chef on American television serves up a spectacular salad. Jess draws on this preparation to reveal Salad freak, a book collection of recipes for every season. In particular, we learn how to make the perfect dressing room. The idea is to select one element per category, which contains an infinite number of combinations. To prepare them, put the ingredients in a small closed jar, shake them or simply rub them.

1 part acid: Black or white balsamic vinegar, brown or white rice vinegar, cider vinegar, lemon juice, lime juice, orange juice, red or white wine vinegar, sherry vinegar
1 part oil: Olive oil, walnut oil, sunflower oil, rapeseed oil, grapeseed oil, sesame oil
extra: Finely grated garlic, blue cheese, crushed anchovies, buttermilk, lime peel, mustard (smooth or raw), egg yolk, cumin, coriander or fennel seeds grilled in a pan without oil, fresh aromatic herbs (coriander, dill, parsley , chives, tarragon, etc.), mayonnaise, grated ginger, honey, maple or agave syrup, miso, grated parmesan, sesame seeds, pickles, chopped shallots, soy or tamari sauce, tahini.

Note that this dressing is rich in fresh acids. For a lighter version, opt for two parts oil and one part vinegar.

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