Build Your Own Salad



If you don't remember from one of my previous posts, I really like combining different ingredients into a bowl. Some of my best recipe creations have come from using what is left in my fridge, combining the ingredients with some different spices, and hoping for the best. 


Salads are a great way to get in your daily intake of fruits and vegetables and are easy to pack in lunches, have as full dinners or served as a side.


Here is how the Salad Buffet works:

-Choose your base (or mix and match), 1 protein, 1 sauce, 1-3 fruit or veggies, and then top with some other fun ingredients. 

-One you choose your desired ingredients and have cooked/prepared them to your desire then throw them in a bowl and you're good to go. 




Suggested ingredients:

Base: 

-Spinach

-Spring mix

-Kale

-Romaine 

-Arugula 

Or mix and match with:

-Cooked brown rice

-Cooked quinoa 


Fruits and Vegetables: 

-Squash

-Sweet potato 

-Mushroom

-Carrot

-Celery 

-Onion

-Corn 

-Zucchini

-Beets

-Cabbage

-Avocado 

-Cucumber 

-Broccoli

-Cauliflower 

-Green beans

-Pees

-Asparagus 

-Cabbage 

-Radish

-Olives

-Bell pepper 

-Hot pepper

-Spinach

-Kale

-Tomato

-Berries 

-Apple

-Pear

-Figs

-Peach

-Kiwi 

-AND the list goes on... 


Sauces:

-Pesto 

-Cashew cream cheese

-Vinaigrettes (Balsamic, apple, coconut, etc.)

-Salsa

-Peanut

-Hot sauce 

-Tahini 

-Tomato 

-Coconut Milk


Proteins: 

-Salmon

-Chicken

-Tofu or tempeh 

-Beans and legumes 

-Fried or hard boiled egg


Other: 

-Spices and herbs of choice 

-Sprouts 

-Nuts

-Seeds

-Fermented foods (i.e. sauerkraut)

-Other "superfoods" (i.e. hemp seeds)

-Seaweeds (i.e. arame)

-Shredded coconut 


Enjoy!

xo Nic

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