Are your salads getting boring? Here are a few fun toppings to add to your salads. I am a pretty simple eater (yes, that really means picky but it sounds more mature), but even then I can get bored. In our house every salad seems to have a base that consists of greens, cucumbers, and carrots. Then these are a few of my favorite toppings to throw in:
- Grilled chicken
Vegetarian friendly protein:
- Kidney beans
- Black beans
- Garbanzo beans
Dried/Fresh Fruit and Vegetables
- Dried Cherries
- Chopped Apples
- Chopped Pears
- Pine Nuts
- Pepitas (Pumpkin Seeds)
- Sesame Seeds
- Feta (I rarely use because I can go crazy eating too much of it!)
- Hard boiled eggs
I know none of those seem super extraordinary but sometimes it's nice to see a list to spark a few new ideas.
I have never been a huge fan of dressings but I love adding lime juice for flavor. If I am going to use a dressing it is usually a raspberry vinaigrette or a mix of olive oil and Italian spices.
My favorite salad with a raspberry dressing is: Spinach leaves, grilled chicken, blueberries and feta cheese- it's killer!
What are your favorite toppings and/or dressings for a salad?