Look No Further Than Scissors To Chop Your Salad Ingredients

Whenever you need something healthy, filling, appetizing, and quick, a chopped salad is a great choice at any time of year. Just chop up any leftover produce you have in your fridge, throw it in a bowl, add your choice of protein, toss with your favorite dressing, and it's ready to eat. This uncomplicated process can be made even simpler by using a pair of salad scissors rather than a knife to slice and dice your ingredients. 

Salad scissors are very handy when you have limited counter space available since you don't have to take out your chopping board to slice your ingredients. Simply do your cutting right in the salad bowl and enjoy having fewer kitchen items to clean afterward.

A pair of salad scissors can also make your homemade chopped salad look as good as any that's prepared in a restaurant. Although you can visually gauge how to slice your ingredients with a knife for the perfect bite-sized pieces, cutting them up with scissors allows you to adjust as you go for quicker prep. You can also toss the ingredients as you cut so the different veggies and their respective textures are evenly mixed in the bowl. There's no need to apply too much pressure, either, when chopping up firmer produce like snap peas. Salad scissors' handles are big and comfortable enough to grip, and they need only a little force to push the pair of bladed wedges together. Thus, you can speed through prep without sacrificing safety.

Chopping salad with scissors makes it look more appetizing

Because salad scissors come with serrated blades, they can vary the textures of the produce you mix in your salad. Multiple-blade scissors, in particular, are great for chopping up greens and herbs into smaller pieces without crushing them. Just keep the blades sharp so your cuts remain precise to prevent any vegetable juices from spilling out. Use them, too, to cut proteins like bacon, shredded chicken, or tofu into tinier portions. If you're worried about scratching your salad bowl, look for scissors with wide, rounded blades that have the outer edges encased in plastic so they're safe for snipping and mixing the ingredients deep in your bowl. 

You don't have to forego ever using your knife to prepare a chopped salad. Carrots are tough to cut without pre-slicing and tomatoes can get crushed between the scissors' blades. Use a knife, too, to slice fleshy fruit like mangoes or papayas into strips for a more delicious-looking bowl that contrasts soft and crunchy salad textures

Remember to clean your scissors after use. If possible, detach the pivot screw to clean the individual parts with water and dishwashing liquid. Otherwise, use a toothbrush or small dish-brush to clean out any stuck food particles. Avoid soaking your scissors to prevent rust from forming and use a few drops of oil on the hinge to keep it working properly.