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Monday, April 5, 2010

Mix it up - its SALAD season!

This is the time of year for bountiful salad feasting. Yummy. Salads should be full of flavor, filling, and fun to eat!

Salads should not be dull, boring, or repetitive. If that is the case it will be less likely for you to get your greens on! Instead grab a few handy ingredients that sound delicious to you and create magnificent signature salad's you will be proud to share with family & friends.

Ingredients to have on hand to make a salad sensational in a few short minutes:

  • Dried Fruit: Cranberries, Cherries, Currents, Raisins, etc
  • Nuts: Almonds, Walnuts, Sunflower Seeds, Pine Nuts, etc
  • Beans: Cooked Lentils, Garbanzo Beans, etc
  • Meat: Whatever you've got!
  • Greens: Mixed Greens, Spinach, Swiss Chard
  • Whole Grains: Millet, Polenta, Quinoa, Brown Rice, Kasha
  • Roasted Veggies: Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Parsnips, Rutabaga 
  • Onions: Ramps, Leeks, Shallots
  • Avocados, Cheeses, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Mushrooms, Artichokes, Olives, etc
  • Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Seriously, making a salad should be a creative process! Make it a time to celebrate and enjoy. I know many people who do not believe a salad should be sweet - instead it should be savory. What does it matter as long as you enjoy it?

What are your favorite salad fixings?


Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

Leaves with leftovers - ha! that's my big salad recipe :-)

MulberryMary said...

Ah yes you are so right! I love to add leaves to EVERYTHING.

Tracy said...

I just found your blog and it was perfect that you posted about salads. I am very interested in eating more salads but unsure of how to go about it. Your post gave me some good ideas worth pursuing. Thanks

MulberryMary said...

Tracy thanks for stopping! I am SO glad to hear that this posting helped. Don't put any limitations on yourself. Try buying several new things in the bulk section at the Grocery store and then try tossing them on. You will be surprised at what lovely salads you can create. Let me know what your favorite combos become. Have a lovely weekend.