There’s a never ending selection of stuff to add to your salads, just remember to add plenty of imagination and a plate of limp lettuce with a slice of over-ripe tomato will be a thing of the past. Experiment with many different types of herbs, leaves, raw vegetables etc. Go on, surprise yourself. Start off with a wide selection of potential salad ingredients;
- Lettuce – of many varieties; Rocket, Butter (aka Boston), Little Gem, Lamb’s, Iceberg, Watercress, Spring . . . etc. etc.
- Tomatoes – of many varieties – fresh and sun-dried
- Onions – red onions, salad onions
- Pine nuts
- Bell peppers
- Bean sprouts
Okay, I the list is pretty endless but that should be plenty for you to go at.
Great Salad for Lunch or Dinner
Remember, be creative and use your favorites, but this is just an example of a big salad I like to eat for either lunch or dinner.
Fill a large bowl with spring lettuce, spinach, cucumber, celery, carrot, red onion, sun dried tomatoes, Kamila olives, tomatoes, avocado, pine nuts, then mix a dressing using Bragg liquid amino acids, apple cider vinegar, Grey Poupon mustard, fresh garlic, lemon juice, sesame oil and a little olive oil – shake it up, splash it on, toss and enjoy!
Another Great Salad – Tabbouleh Salad
I also love Bulgar wheat which is ridiculously easy to prepare and can be used in all sorts of different ways. Try this; simply soak a bowl of Bulgar wheat in water overnight, it’s as easy as that, it absorbs the water and expands, you can make loads of at once and use it over a few days – cover it with water and leave it. Next morning chop up some tomatoes, onion, garlic, spinach, kale – add some olive oil, lemon, black pepper, Bragg Liquid Aminos and Grey Poupon plus anything else which takes your fancy, well, anything healthy anyway. This is so easy, it’s so healthy, it’s so fast, it’s just so great.
What’s important to remember that many salads are healthy . . . until you add the dressing. Vinaigrette dressings are much healthier than mayo or cream based dressings, that’s the secret!