November 15, 2019
What is Hand Salad?
This topic has been all over the internet! And No! It’s not anybody’s hands mixed in some sort of salad dressing! Hand salad is simply dunking a large piece of lettuce into different sauces or dressings using your hand! without fork, spoon or any sort of utensil! It’s easy, practical, healthy and because it’s salad – there’s less dishes to wash!
So, where did it all start? Who had the ingenious idea of dunking lettuce in Salad using nothing but your hand? It all started with ‘’Bon Appétit’’, the magazine stated, "We call this a hand salad because lettuce and dip just doesn't sound like nearly as much fun." Since this name has been given to the dish there have been countless tweets, posts, and memes about it. One tweeter user-posted ‘’Western Civilization is done now. Someone, please turn off the lights’’. There have also been posts of people dipping pieces of bread in avocado and posting ‘’hand avocado’’. You can also see people taking pictures of their sandwich while dipping it in peanut butter jar and calling it a ‘’ Hand Sandwich’’!
Yet, some people really loved the Hand Salad concept and are happy to point out the upside! Let’s be honest, the Hand Salad thing is simply a way to scoop up more dressing. Fold the lettuce like a wrap and take as much dressing as you want! How cool is that! Want to make your own? We have a simple yet appetising salad recipe that you might want to try. This one is no standard salad… It’s a Hand Salad!
You will need:
1 garlic clove
2 cups of plain full-fat yogurt
1 teaspoon of black pepper
Lettuce or romaine hearts, the leaves separated and trimmed
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt
Now for the preparation: Mix the garlic, lemon juice, salt, pepper and yogurt in a bowl and the leaves of the lettuce or Romaine in a place. Dip the veggie in the dressing using your fingers and Voila…. It’s easy!
So, now you’ve got an idea of what to add to some finger food or party. Well… why not… it’s healthy!