Post # 1
While eating my delicious salad for lunch today I had a random though, even a couple of years ago I wouldn’t have put 1/2 of the ingredients in my salad that I had today. Growing up my mom always made salds the same way – lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, croutons. I’m not a picky eater at all, but when I think of what a salad is, I picture what my mom made growing up, so things like apples & grapes seem unusual and like they don’t belong on a salad. In recent years I’ve become way more adventurous and love to add fruit, nuts, dried fruit etc. So now I’m wondering what else I may be missing out on. What are some of your favorite “unusual” salad toppings? 🙂
Post # 2
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
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
goat cheese! Or Parmesan cheese. Cranberries.
Post # 5
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
i also love spinach salad with strawberries and poppy seed dressing.
or spinach salad with warm bacon vinaigrette. yum!
Post # 7
Mmm….salad. I love salads.
Post # 8
chickpeas! Hard boiled eggs! Parmesan cheese! FH puts crunchy Chinese noodles.
Post # 9
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
Pumpkin seeds with dried cranberries.
Post # 11
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
crumbled feta, avocado, and chopped fresh fig
Post # 13
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
- Wedding: December 2014 - Columbia, SC
I love dried cranberries on my salads
Post # 15
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. 😛