5 Gadgets for a Better Salad

5 Gadgets for a Better Salad

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Lisa Freedman
Jan 24, 2017
(Image credit: Susanna Hopler)

A good salad takes a little more effort than just throwing a bunch of lettuce in a bowl. Luckily, there are a few extra-handy tools that make the prep work easier.

These five gadgets will help you make a better salad.

  1. Twist & Pour Salad Dressing Mixer, $20 at OXO: You now have no excuse not to make your own salad dressing. This little container has measurement markings, a bidirectional mixing blade that can handle thin or thick dressings, and a drip-free pour spout.
  2. LooseLeaf, $8: Strip kale from its tough stem for a more enjoyable salad-eating experience. Or use the cute leaf-shaped tool with rosemary, thyme, or oregano to make an herby salad.
  3. Self-Watering Potted Herb Keeper, $20: Speaking of herbs, grow your own in this pot and it'll handle most of the hard work for you. It's got a special pad that pulls water up from a separate chamber as needed.
  4. One-Handed Salt and Pepper Mills, $30 at Williams-Sonoma: These little mills make it easy to season with one hand while you toss the greens with the other.
  5. Easy Pull Manual Food Processor, $29: Chop tomatoes, onions, and cucumbers all at once with this easy-to-use, multi-blade dicer.
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