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10-22-2009, 08:27 AM
Can we all list as many raw, whole, fresh foods we can use in salads? I really want along list as possible, so there can be plenty of variety of ingredients used each day in a daily salad, and pick and chose what foods to put in it rather than going for a recipe somewhere.
So.. I will start ... salady foods:
... and this is where i usually get stuck!! I cannot have good daily rotating salads with just 10 or so different foods! Can anyone name more?
10-22-2009, 09:23 AM
Those are a few I add to my salads regularly.
10-22-2009, 09:59 AM
Raw Angel Mom
10-22-2009, 10:13 AM
either apples/raisins/goji berries/strawberries/papaya/orange
walnut (Or any nuts)
either green onion/marinated leak/red onion
10-22-2009, 10:15 AM
peach and spinach salad
tomatoes/walnuts lettace with orange dressing
cranberry/spinach/walnut with sweet cranberry dressing
sweet potato grated with pecons with sweet lemon dressing
10-22-2009, 12:07 PM
sliced raw onions
herbs (fresh parsley, cilantro, etc)
squash or zucchini spiralized or sliced with peeler
10-22-2009, 12:58 PM
My favorite salad is this:
Spinach, Spinach, Spinach
Green Onions, Cherry Tomatoes, Avocado, Alfalfa Sprouts, Raw Corn, Pepperoncini, Greek Olives (Raw are hard to find, though!) and Artichoke Hearts
Olive oil, Balsamic Vinegar =
Delicious nutritious wonderful Greenness!!!
10-22-2009, 04:40 PM
Any veggie in the house!
Some of my other favorite toppers are:
spicy pumpkin seeds
chopped dried figs
cheezy kale chips
I used to make huge bowls of salad with 10 or more veggies. Lately I want simpler salads. Like:
Red or green leaf lettuce
pinch of good salt
pecans or hazelnuts
green scallions or red onion
Dressing made with lemon juice, olive oil, honey, garlic, ginger, and salt
Variety is what I like most!
10-22-2009, 05:26 PM
You have gotten a lot of great replies. I wanted to add that you can experience a "different" salad, even using the same ingredients just by switching up your dressing. There are so many options for dressing and that really changes the flavor of the salad. I made a super yummy dressing using a mango, some apple cider vinegar and basil. It was awesome! The possibilities are endless!
Good luck. :)
10-23-2009, 02:49 PM
My favorite salad right now is
with a cashew-ginger dressing
(from Matthew Kenney's book, Entertaining in the Raw)
1 cup cashews
3/4 cup water
3 tablespoons ginger
2 tablespoons agave nectar
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
I made it without the salt and it was still very good.
10-23-2009, 02:52 PM
I also like to add to my salads:
sunflower sprouts (my favorite)
and pretty much everything else that everyone listed.
10-23-2009, 10:03 PM
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