Salad ideas please!!!!!!

luvmylabs

Cathlete
Hi everyone,

DH and I are trying to eat salads everyday, but the same old salad every day is really getting to me. Will you share your salad ideas with me? What do you put in your salad to liven it up a bit. TIA!!!:)
 

fox2star

Cathlete
Have you tried Baby Spinach with cut up strawberries and FF or LF Rasberry vinegrette? Yum!:9 Sometimes I put chopped walnuts in as well as mushrooms etc.

Deb
 

nancy324

Cathlete
I bring salads home from the salad bar near my office every night for dinner. They have:

6 kinds of chicken, salmon, tuna, portabello mushrooms, tofu, mushrooms, green peas, broccoli, shredded carrots, asparagus, mixed peppers, scallion, corn, sprouts, olives, tomatoes, kidney beans, chick peas, hearts of palm, artichokes, cucumbers, red onions, raisins, dried cranberries, and all kinds of nuts. When I make salads at home I also use red cabbage and cauliflower.

We eat salads about 4x per week and never seem to get tired of them.
 

mklap

Cathlete
I keep it simple but I like to add some shrimp in and use an Asian salad dressing.

I also like spinach, bacon and hardboiled eggs with a sweet dressing.
 

Liz66

Cathlete
Hey! If you go to Oprah dot com, she has a printable chart called "Tossing and Turning" which gives a whole host of salad ideas. I love it! I have the pdf file - is there a way to attach it to a post?

Liz
 

Kathy02

Cathlete
baby spinach, feta cheese, green apple, almond slices. Top with Newman's Own Raspberry Walnut Light dressing.
Delicious!

Kathy
 

marcy

Cathlete
Michele, Shelley, thanks for the links. These are really great ideas. I love the Olive Oil Vinaigrette but I will be substituting with the balsamic vinegar.

Marcy
 

Miss Lee

Cathlete
Marcy, be sure to click on the Olive Oil Vinaigrette link -- it gives a variation for balsamic, along with several other choices. It's awesome!
 

mrsmel

Cathlete
Okay, I have to add one more. We eat a variety of salads, but my favorite is:

baby mixed greens
carmelized walnuts (toast walnuts in a dry saute pan 5 minutes until fragrant, sprinkle with sugar, toss until the sugar melts)
feta or goat cheese
balsamic vinegar
olive oil

If we have leftover grilled chicken or some other protein, I put that on top and call it a meal. Yum! Now I'm getting hungry...

anne
 

berry99

Cathlete
Greek Salad

lettuce or spinach
tomato
olives
red onion
feta
cucumbers

Southwest salad

lettuce
cheddar cheese
black beans
tomato
onion
chicken
corn

Nicoise Salad

lettuce/spinach
tomato
olives
hard boiled egg
tuna
onion
cucumber
 

berry99

Cathlete
>Karin,
> What type of dressing do you put on the southwest salad?
>
>Allison

Hi Allison. I usually buy salsa at whole foods in the produce department and mix it with some low fat sour cream. It's really yummy, but I am not the cleanest eater in the world, so I don't know how clean it is. I tried balsamic vinagrette on this salad once and it wasn't as tasty :7
 

crazystepr

Cathlete
Karin,
I am by far, the most unclean eater ever! That dressing sounds fantabulous. I shall try! Thanks!

Allison
 
Doesn't sound as interesting as some of the other suggestions, but...

Once every couple of weeks we have beans and rice for dinner. I put 2c pintos, 1 chopped onion, 1 pressed garlic clove and 5-6c water in a crockpot and cook 7 hrs.(give or take). Oh yeah chili powder to taste and salt at the end of cooking.

I love this leftover with a salad. I measure out about a cup of beans and liquid and warm it in the micro and use baby mixed greens , tomatoes mushrooms onion and sometimes colored bell pepper (yellow/red). This adds enough spicy liquid that I don't need dressing - but a little low-fat hidden valley ranch makes it even better. Marnie
 

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