What do you put in your salads?

@ma_belle (1358)
United States
June 18, 2007 12:37am CST
I am a big salad fan. I like to use spinach or mixed greens for my salads. Then I will usually add tomatoes, mushrooms, yellow peppers, sunflower seeds and dressing. I also like topping it with cheese, salmon or chicken. How about you?
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@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
18 Jun 07
Hey Ma_belle. In my green salads, I would add 3 varieties of red and green lettuce, avocado, red & green capsicum or peppers, chopped spring onion, parsley, garlic chives, tomatos, pineapple chunks or chunks of oranges, radish and spinach leaves... And my own special olive oil salad dressing...
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@Rozie37 (15505)
• Turkmenistan
18 Jun 07
I love to eat salads also. My favorite thing to put on my salad is definitely trail mix.
@mayogi (74)
• Spain
18 Jun 07
Sorry, bu what is trail mix?
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@Rozie37 (15505)
• Turkmenistan
18 Jun 07
I started to explain in the first place, I was afraid you were going to ask that, but I did not want to assume you did not know. Trail mix is simply a combination of different nuts and fruits. You'll have peanuts, raisins, sunflower seeds, dates, apricots, banana chips, and different things like that, in different combinations. They are for a light snack, but go great on salads.
• Canada
19 Jun 07
Trail mix is awesome in salads, it adds a really nice crunch and variety of textures!
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@Bee1955 (3887)
• United States
30 Jun 07
APPLE PASTA SALAD Ingredients: 1 container (8 oz.) plain nonfat yogurt 1 can (8 oz.) unsweetened crushed pineapple, undrained 1/2 tsp salt, optional 1/4 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp dry mustard 1 tsp finely chopped crystallized ginger 1 Tbsp honey 2 cups uncooked rotini pasta 1/2 cup shedded carrot 1 cup sliced celery 1/4 cup sliced green onions 1/4 cup raisins 3 cups diced, unpeeled apples (suggested: Empire, Gala, Ida Red, Jonagold, Jonathan, McIntosh, Red Delicious, or Rome) Instructions: Thoroughly combine yogurt, pineapple, salt, spices, ginger, and honey; refrigerate. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt. Rinse with cold water and drain thoroughly. Cool completely. In large bowl, combine all ingredients including yogurt dressing. Chill thoroughly before serving. Makes 8 (1 cup) servings.
• United States
27 Jun 07
I love baby greens, fresh dill, pickled beets, cashews, cucumbers, yellow peppers, and ginger sesame dressing. Or feta cheese, beets, peppers, red onions, cucumbers, tomatoes, and a greek dressing. I also like salads that contain edible flowers, fruit, various seeds & nuts. I usually go through the fridge and cabinets when I make salads and throw in whatever I can find.
• United States
25 Jun 07
I am also a big fan of salads, especially in the hot summer months. I like to use a base of spinach with raisins, walnuts, green peas, mushrooms, red bell peppers, and cucumbers in a lemon-tahini dressing.
@firumon (501)
• India
20 Jun 07
Hi friend, I daily prepare salad for dinner in my home. It have no too much risk. All are available as ready made. And we want to only arrange it. I prepare it by slicing the tomato roundly, and some onion also roundly, carrot, cucumbers and also put some cabbage. And pour some lemon tear all around it. And around the whole kept some green vegetable lead just for show. What about yours. Did you add flesh.... Here not popular that. I think adding flesh may increase its taste. I want to test it..... Anyway dear thank you....
@wiccania (3362)
• United States
18 Jun 07
I love a good salad with spinach. Among my favorite things to add are: mushrooms, tomatoes, cucumbers, broccoli, carrots and celery. I also like croutons or bacon bits for a little added crunch.
@freak369 (4702)
• United States
18 Jun 07
Mmmmmmmmm .. I love salads! I like to add black olives, bacon bits (real bacon), shredded cheese, cucumbers, sweet tomatoes and chunky blue cheese dressing. Oh, and hard boiled eggs too! Great .. now I am hungry again!
@mayogi (74)
• Spain
18 Jun 07
Ohh, this is one of my favorite topics! I LOOOVE salads! Well, right now I like cold salads like this one: cold white rice, mayo, a little bit of ketchup, tuna, tomato sauce, corn, pepper, tomatoes. And salads with avocado: lettuce, avocado, corn, tomatoes, roasted pepper. I also like to add olives to just about every salad I make.