Five kitchen buys to serve up tastier (and prettier) salads this season
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In a pinch, salads can be the quickest meal to put together, but why not give your greens the main-course treatment with beautiful dishware and dedicated prep tools?
For an artful bowl
Handmade in Portugal, this whimsical glazed ceramic bowl was inspired by Danish still-life modernist paintings. It’s available in two sizes; the small is fit for one, while the large makes for a sculptural dinner-party centrepiece.
Raawii Strom bowl, from $90, dwr.com
For colourful utensils
These luxe salad servers will add a fun pop of colour to your tablescape. Italian brand Yali Glass handcrafts each piece in Murano using the lampworking technique, so the colour and shapes can vary slightly, which just adds to the charm.
Yali Glass salad server set, $185, ssense.com
For quick zesting
An alternative to a Microplane, this handy tool makes it easy to add punchy citrus zest to your salads. Plus, there’s a built-in channel cutter to make citrus peel twists — try drying the swirls, then mix them into dressings and marinades.
Zyliss 2-in-1 zester, $20, amazon.ca
For clever rinsing
At first glance, this looks like a colander to rinse produce, but turn the handle and it becomes an in-sink salad spinner to quickly dry anything from fruit to leaves. Pumping the handle spins the basket, and a non-slip silicone foot keeps it all steady.
Dreamfarm Spina in-sink salad spinner, $50, williams-sonoma.ca
For easy mixing
This bottle uses a mixing blade to properly stir thin or thick dressings, and the top is easy to grip and twist open, even when oily. Measurements are conveniently marked on the roomy 14-oz. container, and it’s airtight for refrigerating leftovers.
Oxo Good Grips twist and pour salad dressing mixer, $30, amazon.ca