Spring Salad Fever!
Spring fever has sprung—and with it, tantalizing notions of the freshest salads! As temperatures edge up and summer looms in the distance, we start pulling out the salad spinner more and the crockpot a little less. With spring veggie favorites like asparagus, artichokes, peas, beets and fresh, local greens becoming more plentiful at the market, we can’t wait to indulge in the fruits of spring.
Salads come in many forms, most providing a boost in nutrition with all the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants packed into the vegetables and fruits that grace the salad bowl. And wheat germ loves to join the party! It’s a perfect way to add even more nutritional benefits to salad. Here are some delicious ways Kretschmer Wheat Germ can appear in tasty spring salads.
Hanging out in the greens and dressing
One of our favorite ways to add wheat germ to salads is mixing it into salad dressing. And we’re not just talking certain types of dressing—wheat germ is excellent mixed into both creamy favorites and tangy vinaigrettes. The greens and vegetables also get a flavor boost when you add a tablespoon of wheat germ directly to the salad, as our Asian Salad with Wheat Germ Dressing deliciously demonstrates. Another idea: Add a tablespoon or two of wheat germ to a Meditteranean or Southwest chopped salad.
Topping a main-course salad
Making salad the spotlight of a spring dinner is easy: Just pile on your favorite greens and vegetables and add sliced flank steak, shrimp or chicken. Try slicing our Coconut and Wheat Germ Crusted Chicken (sans the key lime sauce) atop a salad of hearty greens, candied pecans and shredded carrots.
Mixing into a fruit salad
Mixing wheat germ into cottage cheese before you top it with fresh spring fruits such as strawberries and pineapple provides a delicious and extra nutritious treat. Or try flipping it: Layer your favorite fruits, then top with vanilla yogurt or crème fraiche. Sprinkle Kretschmer Honey Crunch Wheat Germ on top, and you’ll have a fresh and filling fruit salad