7 Simple Ways to Spiff Up Your Salad

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Eating salad is a great way to get in all those veggie servings that are recommended, but it’s easy to get in a rut after a while.  Here are 7 ways to add flavor and variety to your greens.

Onions

Red onion is good in nearly any salad.  It adds such a kick and contrast to the other flavors.  Chopped green onions are good too, but red onion remains my favorite.

Fresh Fruit

Add oranges (fresh or mandarin from a can), diced apples or pears.  Strawberries are also good in salads if they’re in season.

Dried Fruit

Dried cranberries, blueberries or even raisins add interesting flavor and texture to the greens.

Granola

Why should croutons have all the fun? Pull out the box of granola and give your salad a generous scattering.

Cheese

Shredded swiss, crumbled feta, gorgonzola.  Adding cheese is a quick and easy way to dress up the salad.

Nuts and Seeds

Sunflower seeds, pistachios, almonds or pecans add crunch.  As a bonus, they’re a healthy alternative to croutons.

Vinegar & Oil, Salt & Pepper

Skip the bottled salad dressing.  Give your salad a shake of red or white wine vinegar and a splash of oil.  A bit of Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper finish it healthy and delicious.

How often do you eat salad? How do you dress it up and keep it interesting?


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