Ask DJ Lyons: Constructing a Nutritious and Delicious Salad

Salad ready to eat

Salad ready to eat
Salad ready to eat | Source

A nutritious and delicious salad all ready to eat

 This is a nutritious and delicious salad all ready to eat. The salad in the yellow bowl is for me. The salad in the purple bowl is for my husband.

Step 1 - Get out the Spinach Lettuce

Step 1 - Get out the Spinach Lettuce
Step 1 - Get out the Spinach Lettuce | Source

Step 1 - Get out the Spinach Lettuce

 Get out the Spinach Lettuce from the refrigerator.

Step 2 - Divide up Spinach Lettuce

Step 2 - Divide up Spinach Lettuce
Step 2 - Divide up Spinach Lettuce | Source

Step 2 - Divide up Spinach Lettuce

 Divide up the Spinach Lettuce. My husband doesn't like spinach lettuce all that much; therefore, I just put a little bit in his bowl. I like spinach lettuce a lot; therefore, I put a lot in my bowl.

Step 3 - Get out the Romaine Lettuce

Step 3 - Get out the Romaine Lettuce
Step 3 - Get out the Romaine Lettuce | Source

Step 3 - Get out the Romaine Lettuce

 Get out the Romaine Lettuce from the refrigerator.

Step 4 - Divide up the Romaine Lettuce

Step 4 - Divide up the Romaine Lettuce
Step 4 - Divide up the Romaine Lettuce | Source

Step 4 - Divide up the Romaine Lettuce

 Divide up the Romaine Lettuce. Both my husband and I really like Romaine Lettuce; therefore, I put a lot of this type of lettuce in each of our salad bowls.

Step 5 - Get out the Shredded Carrots

Step 5 - Get out the Shredded Carrots
Step 5 - Get out the Shredded Carrots | Source

Step 5 - Get out the Shredded Carrots

 Get out the Shredded Carrots from the refrigerator.

Step 6 - Divide up the Shredded Carrots

Step 6 - Divide up the Shredded Carrots
Step 6 - Divide up the Shredded Carrots | Source

Step 6 - Divide up the Shredded Carrots

Divide up the Shredded Carrots in each of our bowls.

Step 7 - Cut up Celery and Celery Leaves

Step 7 - Cut up Celery and Celery Leaves
Step 7 - Cut up Celery and Celery Leaves | Source

Step 7 - Cut up Celery and Celery Leaves

Cut up Celery and Celery Leaves.

Step 8 - Divide up the Celery Slices and Celery Leaves

Step 8 - Divide up the Celery Slices and Celery Leaves
Step 8 - Divide up the Celery Slices and Celery Leaves | Source

Step 8 - Divide up the Celery Slices and Celery Leaves

 Divide up the Celery Slices and Celery Leaves into each of our bowls.

Step 9 - Cut up Broccoli

Step 9 - Cut up Broccoli
Step 9 - Cut up Broccoli | Source

Step 9 - Cut up Broccoli

 Cut up Broccoli into small pieces.

Step 10 - Cut up Roma Tomatoes

Step 10 - Cut up Roma Tomatoes
Step 10 - Cut up Roma Tomatoes | Source

Step 10 - Cut up Roma Tomatoes

Cut up Roma Tomatoes.

Step 11 - Divide up Broccoli and Tomatoes

Step 11 - Divide up Broccoli and Tomatoes
Step 11 - Divide up Broccoli and Tomatoes | Source

Step 11 - Divide up Broccoli and Tomatoes

 Divide up Broccoli and Tomatoes into each of our bowls.

Step 12 - Slice up Cucumbers

Step 12 - Slice up Cucumbers
Step 12 - Slice up Cucumbers | Source

Step 12 - Slice up Cucumbers

 Slice up Cucumbers.

Step 13 - Slice up Radishes

Step 13 - Slice up Radishes
Step 13 - Slice up Radishes | Source

Step 13 - Slice up Radishes

Slice up Radishes.

Step 14 - Divide up Radishes

Step 14 - Divide up Radishes
Step 14 - Divide up Radishes | Source

Step 14 - Divide up Radishes

 Divide up Radishes. Since my husband does not like radishes, I only put radishes in my salad bowl.

Step 15 - Get out Italian Cheese (Mozzarella, Provolone, Parmesan, Asiago, Fontina, & Romano)

Step 15 - Get out Italian Cheese (Mozzarella, Provolone, Parmesan, Asiago, Fontina, & Romano)
Step 15 - Get out Italian Cheese (Mozzarella, Provolone, Parmesan, Asiago, Fontina, & Romano) | Source

Step 15 - Get out Italian Cheese (Mozzarella, Provolone, Parmesan, Asiago, Fontina, & Romano)

Get out Italian Cheese (Mozzarella, Provolone, Parmesan, Asiago, Fontina, & Romano).

Step 15A - Close-up of Types of Cheese Used

Step 15A - Close-up of Types of Cheese Used
Step 15A - Close-up of Types of Cheese Used | Source

Step 15A - Close-up of Types of Cheese Used

Close-up of types of Cheese used in the salads.

I put a lot of cheese in my husband's salad bowl because he loves cheese. I just put a little in my bowl.

Step 16 - Here are the finished salads ready to eat

Step 16 - Here are the finished salads ready to eat
Step 16 - Here are the finished salads ready to eat | Source

Step 16 - Here are the finished salads ready to eat

Here are the finished salads all ready to eat. My salad is the one in the yellow bowl. My husband's salad is in the purple bowl.

Step 17 - Here are our favorite Salad Dressings

Step 17 - Here is our favorite Salad Dressings
Step 17 - Here is our favorite Salad Dressings | Source

Step 17 - Here are our favorite Salad Dressings

Here are our favorite Salad Dressings. My husband loves Ranch Dressing, and I really enjoy the Italian Dressing.

Accolades: My husband called out, "This is as good a salad as I've ever tasted!" I was thrilled as I'm trying to encourage him to nourish-up his diet.

What kind of salad dressings do you like and why? What do you like to put on your salads? Please share in the comment section below.

Step 17 A - Close-up details of Light Zesty Italian Reduced Fat Dressing

Step 17 A - Close-up details of Light Zesty Italian Reduced Fat Dressing
Step 17 A - Close-up details of Light Zesty Italian Reduced Fat Dressing | Source

Step 17 A - Close-up details of Light Zesty Italian Reduced Fat Dressing

 Close-up details of Light Zesty Italian Reduced Fat Dressing. This is the one I like the best.

Step 17 B - Close-up details of Ken's Steak House Ranch Dressing

Step 17 B - Close-up details of Ken's Steak House Ranch Dressing
Step 17 B - Close-up details of Ken's Steak House Ranch Dressing | Source

Step 17 B - Close-up details of Ken's Steak House Ranch Dressing

Close-up details of Ken's Steak House Ranch Dressing. This is the salad dressing that my husband likes the best.

















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cheapsk8chick 5 years ago

Your hubs make me HUNGRY!


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Ask_DJ_Lyons 5 years ago from Mosheim, Tennessee Author

Thanks! I love taking pictures of food. Plus, this makes a great place to store my favorite recipes.

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