That would work with Romaine, but the tender leaf lettuces and baby greens don't hold up that well--especially the spinach! I just had to toss most of a package of baby greens because the spinach got slimy~ Yuck!
Lots more there, but I wanted more ideas where I could find them fast--here! :) What creative salads!
2-3 cups of mixed greens (romaine, spinach, kale) 1 sliced up chicken tenderloin (I grill an entire package and refrigerate them) seasoned with seasoning salt and black pepper 1/2 cup mandarin oranges 2 tablespoons of slivered almonds 2 tablespoons of feta or blue cheese crumbles 2 tablespoons of Kraft balsamic dressing
Keep cooked beans (kidney, garbanzo, black or small red) and quinoa (red is nice for color and flavor) in the refrigerator and throw them in with mixed greens, some nuts or seeds (chopped walnut or pecan, sliced almond, pumpkin seeds) and dried fruit (cranberries, apricots, dates). A little fresh pear or apple is nice, too. I use different vinegars and oils for a quick oil and vinegar dressing or thin a little Greek yogurt. I treat myself to prewashed baby spinach and Organic Girl mixed greens as a base.
frozen peas and blueberries in my salads. I often opt for low fat cottage cheese instead of dressing.
Greens, grated carrot and maybe some beetroot. The magic ingredient for me is a big dollop Greek yogurt & cucumber dip.
Butter lettuce, red bell pepper, chopped gala apple, chopped pear, avocado, gorgonzola cheese and some toasted, slightly sweetened (with Splenda and seasoned with Cinnamon) walnut pieces.
greens, sugar snap peas, mandrian oranges, seedless grapes and grape tomatoes. I don't even use dressing since there are so many flavors. Occasionally if I am feeling decadent, I'll splurge on an avocado or some cheese cubes
add small stuffing cubes for croutons (they are the same thing but way cheaper), nuts, seeds or chinese noodles.
Broccoli slaw, chicken. The original recipe from Hungry Girl has Mandarin oranges and water chestnuts. Or Grapes, cucumbers, peas. Pour an Asian dressing over it and mix. Kraft has a good Asian Dressing. Newman's has one and Bolthouse Farms has one that is very natural and good.
thin sliced strawberries or mango on mine with lemon or rice vinegar. Occasionally I'll use honey, half a lemon's juice and cayenne pepper. Carlson's Lemon Flavored Fish Oil sounds gross on salad, but its delicious and helps your body absorb the oil based vitamins and antioxidants as does any oil. Nutritional yeast is another tasty topping that adds b vitamins. I also like anchovies. Chia, sesame, pumpkin seed, precut sliced almonds for texture.
Very thinly sliced fennel bulb Thinly sliced red onion orange slices Roasted baby beets Goat cheese Salt, pepper, avocado oil, balsamic and apple cider vinegar.
Cooked Barley (cooled) Chopped leftover Ham Lots of Peas (about half the salad should be peas) Small amount of avocado Squeeze lemon Salt and Pepper and whatever herbs you like
white bean tuna salad. It was 1/2 cup great northern beans, 1 can white tuna packed in water, drained, a little fresh salsa or a chopped up tomato and tabasco sauce.
cranberries, french onions mini pepperoni, raisins, apples sunflower kernels almonds, grapes, blueberries, pineapple oranges, various deli meats cucumbers, carrots, peppers, onions, frozen peas, broccoli, cauliflower, eggs, bacon, peach salsa, black bean and corn salsa, watermelon salsa, tortillas, croutons, kale, romaine, iceberg, spring leafy, bean sprouts
toppings : 1. Salsa, avocado, tomato, banana pepper, and shrimp with creole seasoning 2. Feta, tomato, cucumber, bell pepper, red onion, strawberry, and walnuts
arugula, romaine, chopped cabbage, baby carrots, chopped fresh apple, celery and baby shrimp with a toss of parmesan cheese and a bit of sunflower seeds.
pineapple and/or mandarin oranges in my salads. One idea for dressing is to use 1 tbsp mayonnaise mixed w/ some pineapple juice or juice from the mandarin oranges. Add a few pecan pieces and some broiled chicken breast.
Edited by: TINAKATRINA1 at: 9/18/2013 (11:36)
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