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Is there anything better than a fresh, crisp salad and a glass of wine on a summers day? Read on to discover how to pair wine and salad like a pro!
When pairing wine with salads, your choice of dressing will play a major role in dictating the type of wine that complements your dish.
Pairing salad ingredients and wine carefully can enhance the overall taste experience, ensuring the most satisfying meal.
Let's start by taking a look at some of the best salad and white wine pairings.
Oaked Chardonnay goes beautifully with a French green bean and peach salad, as it brings out the wine's stone fruit flavour.
You can also try it with a Fresh Cucumber Salad and Asian-Inspired Vinaigrette or a Grilled Romaine Salad.
If you're going to be serving a Californian Chardonnay, try serving it with a spinach salad and warm bacon dressing.
A fruity wine, Gewürztraminer goes well with a light Waldorf salad or a fresh fruit salad.
This is one wine that pairs well with virtually any salad, from grain-based ones like tabbouleh to fruit salads.
If you're serving a classic Greek salad, a zesty white Sauvignon Blanc won't let you down.
One wine pairing that never fails is German Riesling with an Asian-inspired salad dressing.
Try: Dr Zenzen Riesling
Let's take a look at the salads that can match up to the strong and bold flavours of red wine.
Sangiovese goes well with balsamic vinaigrette. A classic tomato salad with balsamic dressing will work wonderfully.
Pinot Noir pairs well with meaty salads, such as a roasted chicken salad. Other salad ingredients that work well include dried fruit, mushrooms, figs, roasted tomatoes, and walnuts.
Is there anything better than enjoying a fresh, crisp salad and a vibrant glass of sparkling wine?
Try serving a glass of Champagne with a Pear, Parmesan, Candied Pecan, and Rocket Salad. You will blow your guests away!
Try: Autreau Cahpagne
Grenache Rosé is refreshing and full of red fruit aromas. Pairing wines like this with ingredients such as anchovies or tomatoes will work beautifully.
Champagne pairs beautifully with salad. It is one of the few wines that show well against an acidic vinaigrette.
We recommend a herby green salad, with the likes of mustard greens, pepper cress, and arugula finished off with a tasty vinaigrette.
A creamy Caesar dressing can stand up to a light-bodied red, such as a Pinot Noir, or a full-bodied white wine, like a Chardonnay.
Yes, you can create a fresh salad with your own red or white wine vinaigrette.