Salads to accompany pizza

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Salads to accompany pizza
An Italian meal often starts with a good salad. (Italian food image by bkaiser from Fotolia.com)

If you have a passion for pizza and eat it often then you might want to accompany it with a mouthwatering salad. Whether you are having a pizza party or just alone on a Friday night you can choose from a variety of fresh salads and try something new. You can make your own or order one on the side with your favourite pizza. Some salads just happen go better with pizza than others.

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Caesar salad

Complement your gourmet pizza with a side of a delicious Caesar salad. This popular salad was not customarily Italian but is still a part of Italian-American cuisine. The salad was first developed when some Italian chefs were cooking in front of some customers at an Italian restaurant. They began rubbing the salad bowl with a clove of garlic. The chefs then added some anchovies and mashed them in a large salad bowl. They then added some other ingredients such as lemon juice, olive oil along with some egg yolks. After that followed some crisp romaine lettuce, croutons, ground peppercorns and finally some finely grated Parmesan.

Salads to accompany pizza
Have a side of delicious Caesar salad. (Caesar salad and fork image by robert mobley from Fotolia.com)

Greek Salad

Serve your pizza with an exciting Greek salad. This salad goes perfect with pizza. Greeks considered this to be more of a summer or rustic salad; it was also once called a peasant salad. It contains red onions, green pepper, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese and black olives. Serve it with a dressing made from olive oil, fresh basil, salt and pepper. You could add some coarse French bread pieces as well.

Salads to accompany pizza
A fresh gourmet Greek salad whets the appetite. (Greek salad image by Bionic Media from Fotolia.com)

Garden Salad with Italian Dressing

Chop up some fresh vegetables from your garden and toss a nice, simple salad. Serve with an Italian dressing to accent all the wonderful flavours. This is a salad mostly consisting of fresh vegetables with lettuce as the base. You can make it a variety of ways. The basics are lettuce, radishes, cucumbers, carrots, red onion, tomatoes and seasoned croutons. It is among one of the favourite salad choices for a pizza lover.

Salads to accompany pizza
Accompany your meal with a freshly made garden salad. (garden salad image by Piter Pkruger from Fotolia.com)

Spinach Salad

Make a fresh spinach salad with spinach leaves, sliced mushrooms, onions, smoked bacon, cherry tomatoes, chopped eggs and crumbled feta cheese. Drizzle some poppy seed dressing on top.

Salads to accompany pizza
Spinach salad is easy to put together. (fresh spinach salad in a brown wooden bowl image by David Smith from Fotolia.com)

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