Consumers are throwing a lot of new ingredients into salad bowls these days.
“Five to 10 years ago, the salad was a side dish,” said Jim Wisner, president of the Libertyville, Ill.-based Wisner Marketing Group. “Now it's being marketed and utilized by most consumers as a center-plate dish or as a main meal component as much as anything else. All the foodie trends are changing the conception of what a salad is. You're going to see a lot more things with fruits and dried fruits and nuts