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Use herbs to encourage kids to eat salads says Jamie Oliver

Herbs can get kids into salads advises Jamie Oliver

Parents struggling to get their children to eat salads should consider mixing in some culinary herbs, according to celebrity chef Jamie Oliver. 

The TV chef suggested parents experiment with chopped salads, adding and removing ingredients before topping it all off with a salad dressing.

"Kids are very sensitive to texture, and a lot of the time it's the texture rather than the flavour that's putting them off," the father of four told the Democrat and Chronicle.

"So try different things - cooked, raw, chopped, whole - they might surprise you."

However, the TV chef advised caution over using too much salad dressing, saying it should compliment, not drown, the salad.

Oliver then suggested that families add herbs to salads to make them more interesting and palatable, even offering his own recipe with fennel, ground black pepper and dill.

He added: "Don't forget to dry the leaves before you add the dressing otherwise it won't stick, and always dress a salad at the last minute so the leaves don't wilt."

Related Products: Dill, Fennel Seeds, Black Peppercorns 

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