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    Share your salad!

    i just had a great salad. it was spinach with beets, hard boiled egg, celery, union, and raspberry vinigeratte dressing. I then thought hey, who else has an awesome basic salad to share? this is the official salad sharing thread, where anyone with the most proposterous salad can share theres. so go ahead, share your awesome recipes! here are 2 of mine

    1. spinach, beets, mango, bleu cheese, and pear any dressing

    2. spinach, onion, bacon, turkey, and sweet corn. no dressing

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    I eat tons of salad. The best purchase I ever made was a salad chopper and wooden bowl set from bed bath and beyond. Interested in hearing all the different recipes.

    After a long ride i love (its not really healthy but this is my "splurge" salad)

    1 head romaine
    black olives
    mushrooms
    feta
    hardboiled egg
    ceasar dressing

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    My typical salad includes:

    • Spinach
    • Kale
    • Tomato
    • Red Bell Pepper
    • Broccoli
    • Squash (yellow summer and/or zucchini)
    • Feta cheese
    • Walnuts


    One protein source (usually about 100 grams worth):

    • Tempeh (fermented soy - an awesome meat substitute)
    • Salmon burger (from CostCo)
    • Chicken
    • Ground Turkey
    • Tuna


    Optional ingredients
    • Frozen peas
    • Olives


    Homemade salad dressing...equal parts of each:

    • Oil (olive and/or grapeseed)
    • Balsamic Vinegar
    • Red Wine Vinegar
    • Dijon Mustard


    Spices (all ground fine):

    • Basil
    • Oregano
    • Rosemary
    • Thyme
    • Turmeric
    • Peppercorns
    • Brown Sugar


    I typically make two salads at once - one for right then, and one in a container that I take to work for lunch the next day.

    I'm not sure how many "servings" of veggies this represents, but guess it's around 5 or 6, at least.
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    I like basic: greens harvested from the garden, mushrooms, tomatoes, homemade crutons, low fat Italian dressing. Tomatoes will be from the garden when they're ripe.

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    Tomato
    Avocado
    Red Bell Peppers
    Olives
    Raisins
    Chives

    Dressing:
    Garlic
    Balsamic Vinegar
    Olive oil
    Thyme
    Basil
    Sage
    Spicy Brown Mustard
    Black Pepper

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    spinach
    mushrooms
    tomato
    red pepper
    pine nuts
    dried cranberries
    shredded parmesan cheese
    plain croutons

    dressing: in equal parts
    olive oil
    balsamic vinegar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Holly View Post
    dressing: in equal parts
    olive oil
    balsamic vinegar
    Careful with that - only 2 tbsp of dressing would add 120 calories to your salad.

    Same for the dried cranberries - they're yummy, but have 130-140 calories per 1/3 cup.
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    My favorite as of late:

    Mixed greens:kale (~3:1)
    Carrots, raw, shredded
    Broccoli, raw, chopped
    Macadamia nuts, raw
    Pecans, raw, soaked

    Dressing depends on what I'm feeling when I make it.

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    Another favorite:

    Spinach
    Kale
    Tomato, sliced
    Cucumber, sliced
    Flaxseed-almond raw burger patty, crumbled
    Olives (usually don't add these, but they work well with this salad)

    Dressing: tomato-basil, homemade

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    Super easy salad:

    raw beets, shredded
    raw carrots, shredded
    kale, massaged, chiffonaded

    Dressing: a little balsamic vinegar, a little hemp oil (the juice from the beets does well to keep the salad moist with minimal dressing).

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    Iceberg lettuce, zuchinni, cucumbers, onions, any other veggies I have in the fridge.

    Dressing:
    Fage Yogurt, and salsa
    OR
    Shredded eggs, and soy sauce
    OR
    Soy Sauce, and Dijorn mustard
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    My favorite stuff in a salad:

    -romaine lettuce
    -kale
    -spinach
    -tomato
    -avocado
    -olives
    -onions
    -feta
    -mustard

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    Also, I often eat romaine lettuce and kale leaves with a bit of mustard, and sometimes with no mustard. Romaine and Kale by themselves have great flavor.

    One of my favorite snacks, though definitely not a low-calorie one, is romaine lettuce with ranch dressing. Awesome.

    There's a Japanese salad at a restuarant I really like called spiny tuna salad. A bunch of raw tuna, covered with a spicy japanese sauce, and some avacado slices. Mmmmmm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSP View Post
    Careful with that - only 2 tbsp of dressing would add 120 calories to your salad.

    Same for the dried cranberries - they're yummy, but have 130-140 calories per 1/3 cup.
    I probably use overall 1 tbsp dressing so that's not too bad, but I suppose I could make the dressing 1/3 olive oil, 2/3 balsamic and give that a try.

    I didn't know that the cranberries had so many calories. I don't use anywhere near a 1/3 cup but a small handful which probably still adds 40 or 50 calories. I'll have to keep an eye on that.

    Thanks for the heads up.
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    i love having unions in my salad too.
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    grilled jerk chicken
    mexican blend cheese
    red leaf lettuce and/or chopped cabbage
    red bell peppers
    red onion
    no salt taco chips
    diced jalapeņos
    Casear dressing

    if you aren't sweating while eating, add more peppers

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    Hm, never thought of jalapenos in a salad. Think I'll try it, as I love peppers and spicy foods.

    I wish my job had an onion.

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    Special rice salad, based on a recipe from Kenny Shopsin:

    Put a scoop of brown rice in a bowl. Add chopped raw and cooked vegetables in about an equal amount. Put some melting cheese on the top and a few toasted walnuts. Microwave just until the cheese melts. Stir it all together. Use a little soy sauce as a dressing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Roody View Post
    Special rice salad, based on a recipe from Kenny Shopsin:

    Put a scoop of brown rice in a bowl. Add chopped raw and cooked vegetables in about an equal amount. Put some melting cheese on the top and a few toasted walnuts. Microwave just until the cheese melts. Stir it all together. Use a little soy sauce as a dressing.
    Is that healthy? Because it sounds delicious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emennace View Post
    i just had a great salad. it was spinach with beets, hard boiled egg, celery, union, and raspberry vinigeratte dressing. I then thought hey, who else has an awesome basic salad to share? this is the official salad sharing thread, where anyone with the most proposterous salad can share theres. so go ahead, share your awesome recipes! here are 2 of mine

    1. spinach, beets, mango, bleu cheese, and pear any dressing

    2. spinach, onion, bacon, turkey, and sweet corn. no dressing
    The salad I usually make for lunch or dinner:

    Romaine lettuce
    Raisins
    Tuna (if I'm eating this for lunch or post-ride)
    One slice of American
    Walnuts or Almonds
    Corn
    Mushrooms (if any)
    Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing

    For me, this is a REALLY good salad. For comparison purposes, I used to eat:

    Romaine lettuce
    Bacon
    Chicken
    Corn
    Mushrooms
    American cheese
    French dressing

    The new salad tastes SO much better than what I ate before, and is probably a ton more nutritious for me to boot.
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