Salad Inspirations

Sometimes I get ‘stuck’ when I go to the store to pick out salad toppings. I can’t decide what to get. I need inspiration. So I decided to start my own list, my salad inspirations as it were, so I could get a bit more organized! If you think of something that belongs on my list, please use the contact form at the bottom of this page. I won’t spam you or use your email address for anything other than to say ‘thank you’!

Salad Inspirations
Salad Inspirations

Salad Inspirations

This is my ever-growing list of things I like to put on fresh salads.
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Ingredients
  

Greens

  • endive
  • green leaf
  • iceberg
  • kale
  • radicchio
  • red leaf
  • romaine

Fruits, Vegetables, Seeds and Nuts

  • apple sliced or chopped
  • artichoke hearts drained, quartered or halved
  • asparagus fresh, pickled, grilled, steamed or blanched
  • avocado raw or grilled
  • bamboo shoots drained
  • bean sprouts
  • beets picked, roasted or grilled
  • bell pepper fresh, grilled or pickled
  • black beans canned, rinsed and drained
  • black olives whole or sliced
  • blackberries
  • black-eyed peas canned, rinsed and drained
  • blueberries
  • broccoli fresh, grilled, steamed or blanched
  • broccolini fresh, grilled, steamed or blanched
  • cannellini beans canned, rinsed and drained
  • cantaloupe sliced or cubed
  • carrots fresh, pickled, grilled, steamed or blanched
  • cauliflower fresh, pickled, grilled, steamed or blanched
  • celery peeled and sliced or chopped
  • cherry tomatoes whole or halved
  • chives sliced
  • corn fresh, grilled, steamed or blanched
  • cranberries dried
  • cucumber peeled and sliced or chopped
  • edamame fresh, steamed or blanched
  • grapes sliced or whole
  • grape tomatoes halved
  • green beans fresh fresh, grilled, steamed or blanched
  • green olives whole or sliced
  • green onion sliced
  • hearts of palm drained
  • honey dew melon sliced or cubed
  • jalapenos fresh pickled or grilled
  • kidney beans canned, rinsed and drained
  • lima beans canned, rinsed and drained or fresh, steamed or blanched
  • mandarin orange peeled and sliced
  • mushrooms fresh or canned, drained and sliced or whole
  • Navy beans canned, rinsed and drained
  • okra steamed fresh grilled or fried, or pickled
  • peanuts roasted
  • pears canned, drained, or fresh sliced or chopped
  • peas fresh canned, drained or fresh steamed or blanched
  • pecans roasted roasted
  • peppadews drained
  • pepperoncini drained
  • pimentos drained
  • pineapple canned, drained, or fresh sliced or chopped, or fresh grilled
  • pinto beans canned, rinsed and drained
  • radishes sliced or chopped
  • raisins
  • raspberries
  • red onion pickled or grilled, sliced or chopped
  • sesame seeds toasted
  • snap peas fresh or steamed
  • snow peas fresh or steamed fresh or steamed
  • squash fresh or grilled
  • strawberries sliced
  • sunflower seeds fresh or steamed
  • sweet onion pickled or grilled, sliced or chopped
  • tomatoes chopped
  • water chestnuts drained
  • watermelon chopped
  • zucchini fresh or grilled

Meats and Seafood

  • bacon cooked, chopped
  • Canadian bacon chopped
  • chicken smoked, grilled, baked or canned. sliced or chopped
  • crab meat steamed, chopped
  • ham chopped
  • pepperoni chopped or sliced
  • salmon smoked, steamed, grilled or baked
  • sandwich meat chopped
  • shrimp steamed, boiled, grilled, deep-fried or pickled
  • steak grilled, sliced or chopped
  • tofu steamed, deep-fried, grilled
  • tuna smoked, grilled, canned or baked
  • turkey smoked, grilled, baked or canned. sliced or chopped

Cheeses

  • Italian mix giardiniera chopped
  • blue cheese crumbled
  • cheddar cubed or shredded
  • feta crumbled
  • gorgonzola crumbled crumbled
  • mozzarella cubed shredded
  • swiss cubed or shredded

Other

  • bacon bits
  • Cheez Its
  • chicken nuggets prepared
  • corn chips
  • croutons
  • eggs boiled, chopped, sliced or halved
  • French fried onions
  • imitation crab chopped
  • imitation lobster chopped
  • oyster crackers
  • popcorn chicken prepared
  • popcorn shrimp prepared
  • sesame noodles
  • taco meat beef or chicken, cooked, crumbled
  • tortilla strips
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