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    Default Things you can add to a boring salad

    I've been eating a lot of salad lately and I'm trying not to get sick of it by changing it up. Let's share our ideas on what we do with a boring green salad.



    Dried fruits
    raisins, craisins, apricots (I was reading the nutritional info and I was surprised to find that apricots had more iron than raisins)
    I've just bought some dried blue berries, can't wait to try these on a salad.

    Nuts and seeds
    I like topping salad with sun flower seeds.
    Almond slices are another fave of mine.

    Canned fruits
    mandarine oranges, pineapple chunks

    Protein
    Salmon fillet, chicken fillet, tuna,
    boiled eggs sliced

    Other vegetables
    I love cherry tomatoes.
    brocolis, cauliflowers, chopped green onions

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    Default Re: Things you can add to a boring salad

    Be a bit careful with dried and canned fruits - FULL of sugar cals/carbs.
    Pumpkin seeds (pepitas) are fabbo in a salad, also lightly roasted pine nuts along with various bean sprouts.
    Raw capsicum (red is sweetest) is good and I love olives, artichokes, sundried tomatoes.
    Basically, there is almost nothing you can't put into a salad. Experiment!
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    Default Re: Things you can add to a boring salad

    jalapenos always make it better for me, or tabasco sauce.

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    My favourites: croutons, apple bits, pink grapefruit, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, Gruyère cheese, very thin slices of parmesan cheese.
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    Default Re: Things you can add to a boring salad

    My favorite things: artichokes, bacon bits (real bacon, not the ones you buy), blue cheese crumbles, thin raw ahi slices. (not all together though!) Yummy!!!!!

    I'm not a fan of putting sweet things (i.e. fruits) in salad though.

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    Default Re: Things you can add to a boring salad

    I like Hearts of Palm, it's weird but good. My favorite salads are the ones with blue cheese, walnuts and dried cranberries. I also like pear slices.

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    Default Re: Things you can add to a boring salad

    Ooh, I love all these ideas!!!! Yummy!!!! I like dried cranberries or just diced up fresh white onion for my kick.
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    Default Re: Things you can add to a boring salad

    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyMix View Post
    One of my all time favorite salads:

    Vegetarian Buffalo Chik'n Salad

    mixed greens or tender baby spinach
    good bleu cheese dressing
    onion
    tomato
    sunflower seeds
    peanuts
    walnuts
    Morningstar Farms buffalo chicken nuggets (cut in thirds)
    Crystals hot sauce

    I love a lot of nuts and seeds in my salads...and I love hot sauce with bleu cheese dressing. YUM!
    Yummy, that sounds good! I love the buffalo sauce/blue cheese combo too.

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    Default Re: Things you can add to a boring salad

    I always put chick peas on my salad with a little feta cheese.

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    Default Re: Things you can add to a boring salad

    I tend to use chow mein noodles instead of croutons. They are easier to pick up with a fork.

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    Default Re: Things you can add to a boring salad

    Quote Originally Posted by barbiedoll25
    I always put chick peas on my salad with a little feta cheese.
    oh god, feta is the best! Its awesome in greek salad (tomatoes, cucumber, olive oil, oregano) but i like it in salads in general.

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    Default Re: Things you can add to a boring salad

    I love mandarin oranges, pine nuts, veggie oil, a bit of sesame oil, seasoned rice vinegar and chinese noodles.

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    Default Re: Things you can add to a boring salad

    Hearts of Palm, artichoke hearts, fresh grated parmasan cheese, pepperoni, water chestnuts.

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    Default Re: Things you can add to a boring salad

    sliced black olives and feta!!! Nummy

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    Default Re: Things you can add to a boring salad

    im im feeling hungry now! in my salad i love lettuce with some cucumber, peppers, red onion, tomato's, carrots, some crunchy white/red cabbage croutons. mmm a nice bit of boiled egg too in there too. or i'll take a miss on the egg and smother it in tomato and garlic dressing!

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