Everything and anything. I often do what I call "kitchen sink" salad, and throw in whatever leftover veggies (raw or roasted) I have in the fridge. Roasted zucchini or brussels sprouts are great. And, I love putting in chopped green onions.
Cucumber, cabbage, lettuce, carrots, spring onions, mint leaves----OH! there are so many more. I just love salads. I also add roasted seasame seeds, flax seeds and roasted peanuts into it. A little bit of yogurt for binding---so tempting!
My standbys are spinach or spring mix, tomato and cucumbers. Sometimes I'll add corn, chickpeas, roasted squash etc. The one thing I definitely do NOT put in my salad is bell peppers. I detest bell peppers.
I buy whatever looks fresh at the market. We usually start with either Romaine or leaf lettuce then I add sliced radishes, tomato wedges, diced red pepper, chopped celery, grated carrot, crunchy tart apple, dried cranberries and toasted almonds or pine nuts. We enjoy the salty/sweet combination. Then I dress it simply with either balsamic vinegar and olive oil or a garlicky homemade dressing. Yum! So healthy and tasty.
My boyfriend and I eat alot of salads. I know the salads we eat aren't the most nutritious but we love them.
We use lettuce or spinach, shaved carrots, croutons, jalapenos, sunflower seeds, bac-o-bits (he uses these I do not), cucumbers, sometimes a little cheese and Ranch or Italian dressing. If we have meat we'll throw some in like ham or chicken but typically no meat.
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