How to Build The Ultimate Salad
Spring is HERE, and whether it’s warming up or still cold in your neck of the woods, it gives us hope of warmer days, sun shining, sunglasses, and short sleeves; does it not? Ah man, that sounds good!
What better way to kick of the first days of Spring than with the ultimate salad guide from American Express and me? I’ve been all about my chopped salads lately and now have a method to the madness.
Choose a base: Leafy Greens
Add your favorite Veggies & Fruits
Don’t forget some Healthy Fats
Add your source of Protein
Top it off with some Crunch and Flavorful Additions
Dress the salad and enjoy!
See, you simply need all of these things: A leafy green of course, your protein, veggies, fruit, something crunchy, flavor additions, and of course, a delicious dressing!Print
How To Build The Ultimate Salad
- Leafy Greens: 1-2 cups
- Mixed Greens
Fruits and Veggies:
- Avocado (healthy fats)
- Red Onion
- Caramelized onion
- Green Onion
- Grilled Eggplant
- Roasted Red Peppers
- Sweet Potatoes
- Butternut Squash
Flavor Add-Ons & Crunchy Additions:
- Dried Cranberries
- Raw Nuts (healthy fats)
- Candied Nuts (healthy fats)
- Seeds (healthy fats)
- Tortilla Chips
- Beans: chickpeas, black beans, edemame
- Wild Salmon
- Organic Chicken
- Hard-Boiled Eggs
- Oil (olive, avocado, walnut) & Vinegar (Balsamic Vinegar, Red Wine Vinegar, Apple Cider Vinegar)
- Ginger Dressing
- Lemon Vinaigrette
- Strawberry Dressing
- Choose a base
- Add your favorite veggies & fruits
- Don’t forget some healthy fats
- Add your source of protein
- Top it off with some crunch and flavorful additions
- Dress the salad and enjoy!
I was selected by American Express to contribute to their Tumblr community. As such I was paid for my services, but all opinions in general and about American express are my own.
What are your favorite salad ingredients?
March 20, 2015
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