Life is Just a Bowl of Salad
May is National Salad Month, a chance to pull out all the creative stops and turn everyday lettuce into amazing appetizers, sparkling side dishes and satisfying complete meals. To really make a salad shine, great dressing is key. Sure, you can buy all kinds of bottled dressings in your grocery store, but there's nothing better than freshly made vinaigrette—and nothing is easier, when your secret ingredient is Kikkoman.
With a little advance planning, you can pack a healthy salad in your kid's lunchbox or enjoy one yourself at work. Just put greens, toppings and dressing in separate containers so everything stays crisp and fresh, and combine at the last minute. You can make your salad exactly the way you like it, and save money, too!
- A salad doesn't even have to include lettuce. Rainbow Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing is deliciously different, and everyone will have fun assembling their own plate.
- Salads are a great way to use up leftover chicken, or just pick up a rotisserie bird from your grocery's deli department. Grapes, cucumbers and carrots round out the picture in our Spinach & Chicken Salad with Hoisin Dressing, featuring Kikkoman Hoisin Sauce, Rice Vinegar and Soy Sauce as the crowning touch.
- Top a salad with protein, and voila—a complete meal! Grilled Chicken Salad with Roasted Garlic Dressing makes for a satisfying light meal.
- For an elegant appetizer, try Composed Citrus Salad. Just arrange colorful citrus segments on a bed of greens, and drizzle with a light and lively dressing made with Kikkoman Soy Sauce, honey, lemon juice and ginger.