These tips will definitely come in handy!

  1. It is undesirable to add lemon juice or vinegar to a salad with tomatoes, the taste may deteriorate.
  2. To preserve the color of vegetables, while cooking, you can add a little baking soda to the water.
  3. When adding vegetables to a salad, do not combine warm and cold vegetables, the salad will spoil faster.
  4. Boiled vegetables cannot be kept in water for a long time; this makes them tasteless.
  5. Onions will last longer if the cut site is greased.
  6. A cut onion will not dry out when placed in a saucer of salt, cut side down.
  7. Raw onions, to add to the salad, should be finely chopped and lightly scalded with boiling water.
  8. Frozen onions can be used without any problems if you put them in cold water for several hours. The onion will almost restore its properties.
  9. The onions will brown well if you add a little granulated sugar to the oil during frying.
  10. It is better to roll finely chopped onions in flour before sautéing, then it will not burn and acquire a reddish tint.

These tips will definitely come in handy when preparing salads!

  1. Vegetables are boiled in salted water to give them a better taste and retain more nutrients.
  2. The larger the vegetables, the less they lose substances during cooking.
  3. Steaming retains more soluble substances in vegetables than boiling in water.
  4. In order for green peas to retain their color during cooking, a little sugar must be added to the water.
  5. It is better to cook vegetables in an enamel or aluminum dish than in a copper or iron one, because vitamins are better preserved in them.
  6. Vegetables should not be ground in a meat grinder; it is better to use an aluminum (plastic) grater.
  7. It is better to cut raw vegetables on a plastic board, as the wooden one absorbs juice.
  8. Fresh vegetables, herbs and fruits are best immersed in boiling water, while vitamins are better preserved.
  9. It is better to cut vegetables for cooking the same thickness, so they will cook at the same time.
  10. Mayonnaise salad and vinaigrette will be more delicious if you put lemon peel in them before use or add a little lemon juice.