THE ULTIMATE SALAD GUIDE 🥗🥗 Getting bored of the same salads? Here’s a huge list of toppings both common and obscure for you to try. I also love adding in leftovers from the night before to my greens. Anyway, load up those toppings & after this I better see some full salads!
Step 1: mix up those greens. Arugula, kale, spring mix, Romaine, butter lettuce, cabbage— there’s so many don’t stop at one
Step 2: jazz it up.
PROTEINS: chicken, steak, tofu, shrimp, salmon, chickpeas, black beans, pinto beans, edamame, falafel, pancetta, hard boiled egg, bacon
VEGGIES: cucumber, tomatoes, carrots, bell peppers, jalapeños, corn, red onion, caramelized onion, purple cabbage, banana peppers, olives, roasted squash, broccoli, roasted pumpkin, riced/roasted cauliflower, roasted zucchini, carrots, rainbow carrots, peas, roasted asparagus, Brussel sprouts, pickled red onion, beets, celery, hearts of palm, artichoke, mushrooms, sun dried tomatoes, radishes, olives, snap peas
FRUIT: strawberries, blueberries, grapes, pomegranate seeds, apples, mandarins, avocado, crasins, rasins, dried blueberries, dried apricots, pears, watermelon, cherries, blackberries
CRUNCH: roasted chickpeas, slivered almonds, walnuts, pecans, cashews, pistachios, pita chips, croutons, tortilla chips, crispy onions, toasted pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, wasabi peas
CHEESE: feta, goat cheese, mozz balls, cheddar, pepper jack, blue cheese, Gorgonzola, cotija, Parmesan, Asiago
STARCHES/GRAINS: quinoa, roasted sweet potatoes, brown rice, farro, lentils, wild rice, couscous, barley
DRESSINGS & MORE: lemon juice, lime juice, olive oil, ACV, red wine vinegar, balsamic, salt & pepper, chili powder, nutritional yeast, parsley, cilantro, scallions, basil, mint, hummus, tahini, dill, chives, sprouts, roasted garlic
Obviously there are more possibilities but hopefully this gets you going on the right foot!