May is National Salad Month!  Salads can be prepared in many ways.  The first way is to make “picnic salads,” such as potato salad or chicken salad.  Some other ways are dry salads, such as a garden salad, or a barbeque chicken salad.  Another popular summer option is fruit salad, which is used as a healthy dessert!

Salads can be traced back to the Ancient Greeks, who ate greens with light dressing as a side to meals.  Salads are sold mostly in supermarkets, restaurants, and fast food chains.  A popular option for a restaurant is having a “salad bar” where customers can create their own salad however they like!

Salads are an easy way to start any meal, but some salads can be considered an entire meal with the right ingredients.  Here are some ways to make your salad more than just an appetizer

Chicken Salad:  Sometimes it is best to go with a classic.  This is great for a family picnic!

Chicken Salad

BLT Salad:  Yes, it’s just like the sandwich!  Crumbled up bacon brings some great flavor to this salad!

BLT Salad

Taco Salad:  A fun salad for the whole family to enjoy!

Taco Salad

Grilled Shrimp and Rice Noodle Salad:  A quick dish with a Thai flair!

Shrimp Salad

Quaker Valley Foods is a great place to find these ingredients to make these tasty salads all summer.  We carry the best chicken, beef, and seafood products in the Philadelphia area.  We also carry pork, deli items, and imported meat!  You’d like to place an order?  Just contact your Quaker Valley Foods’ sales representative, or go to our website and click on “What We Sell” to see our full line of products!