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Salad Ideas, Hardly Boring

so many delicious salad recipes

I LOVE salads. I eat them nearly every day for lunch. I never get bored of them because there are so many things that can go into a salad … and now that it’s summer … everything is available in abundance. YUM! So, when you want to make a salad and feel like you are creating the same old thing – here is a list of ingredients to change things up. You don’t even need lettuce, you can make it a Mediterranean platter.

  • Olives
  • Strawberries
  • Cucumbers, sliced
  • Sauerkraut, red or white
  • Beets, shredded
  • Carrots, shredded
  • Carrots, dipped in homemade hummus
  • Black or white beans, soak overnight with a tbsp of apple cider vinegar then boil until tender
  • Chick peas, same prep process as the beans
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Sesame seeds
  • Walnuts
  • Capers
  • Salmon, cook a whole one and use a bit each day on/with your salad
  • Mixed lettuces, arugula is divine
  • Avocado
  • Chicken, roast your own whole free range one and then you will have delicious cold chicken for salads for the next few weeks (keep portions frozen and take out as needed)
  • Seared tuna, BC Albacore tuna does not have dangerous levels of mercury, even if you are pregnant
  • Boiled eggs, sliced
  • Grilled zucchini
  • Baked eggplant slices

Then of course there are the grain based ones. Mixing any of the above ingredients with quinoa, wheat berries*, couscous*, or other grain. Lentils can make a great base as well, or potatoes. *Not gluten-free (contains gluten)

What’s my favourite salad combo? A platter of olives, avocado, cucumber, tomatoes, sauerkraut and salmon with a side of mixed lettuces, olive oil, honey and capers.

What’s your favourite salad combination?

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