Favorite "unusual" salad toppings?

posted 2 years ago in Cooking
Post # 2
8720 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I hate cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, and all the “normal” salad toppings. I loveeee hard-boiled eggs, dried cranberries, and edamame on my salads!

Post # 3
672 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Raw beets….gross to some I know, but their slightly sweet crunchiness is AMAZING in a salad! Just peel the beets, cut into little cubes and add to your salad. Dark red veggies are full of antioxidants. 

Post # 4
1466 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

ImaStarr:  goat cheese! Or Parmesan cheese. Cranberries.

Post # 5
9 posts


my base is always spinach, dill, basil, cucumbers and sprouts

My extra veggies are generally a mixture of 2-3 of… shredded carrots, beets, jicama, peppers, berries, pomegranate, avocado 

Then I add crunch of seeds/nuts and top with feta cheese 

I also love to add a dollop of hummus  

My go to dressing is olive oil and balsamic.

I’m known for my salads among friends 

Post # 6
357 posts
Helper bee


i also love spinach salad with strawberries and poppy seed dressing.

or spinach salad with warm bacon vinaigrette. yum!

Post # 7
1987 posts
Buzzing bee

Goat cheese

Sunflower seeds

Candied Walnuts




Mmm….salad. I love salads. 

Post # 8
204 posts
Helper bee

ImaStarr:  chickpeas! Hard boiled eggs! Parmesan cheese! FH puts crunchy Chinese noodles. 

Post # 9
670 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I crunch up Tortilla chips into my salads with southwest ranch dressing.  It makes it so tangy and delicious.  Sometimes I add corn or croutons instead of tortilla chips if I can’t find any in the house.  I also really like to use pickle juice as a dressing.  I am allergic to something in most non-organic salad dressings (i can only eat renees dressing, and it is expensive with a low shelf life) and found that extra garlic dill pickle juice on a mixed veggie salad with a bit of grated cheese is one of the yummiest things ever.

Post # 10
42082 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Pumpkin seeds with dried cranberries.

Post # 11
326 posts
Helper bee

Pomegranate seeds, makes my salad 100 times better when they’re in season! 

I also like to add the following (not all at once lol)  avocado, feta cheese, jalapeños, beets,  corn, walnuts, grapes, apples… Just depends on the type of salad! 

Post # 12
251 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

crumbled feta, avocado, and chopped fresh fig

Post # 13
1801 posts
Buzzing bee

Tortilla strips with southwest dressing

Strawberries and almond slivers in any vinagrette dressing. 

Apples and walnuts in vinagrette or itslian dressings

Hard boiled eggs, but I only eat the whites. Bacon, dried cranberries, raw red pepper strips, extra extra cucumber 

Post # 14
528 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - Columbia, SC

I love dried cranberries on my salads

Post # 15
632 posts
Busy bee

Avocado cubes. yum!

I looove applewood smoked cheddar in my salads. Not that unusual but it’s seriously my only motivator to eat a salad. 😛


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