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Need salad inspiration? Well design your own anything salad with this list of great ingredients and dressing ideas. You may already have the ingredients sitting in your cupboard or fridge!

Ingredients

FRESH

  • Baby spinach
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Peas or snow peas
  • Cucumber
  • Celery
  • Red and/or green capsicum
  • Grated carrot
  • Grated raw beetroot
  • Sprouts
  • Shredded cabbage
  • Radish
  • Avocado
  • Grapes
  • Strawberries
  • Fresh herbs (mint, coriander, pasley)

FROM THE FRIDGE

  • Olives
  • Sun dried tomatoes

FROM THE FREEZER

  • Edemame beans

CUPBOARD

  • Canned beetroot (drained)
  • Canned sweet corn kernels (drained)
  • Canned 4 bean mix (drained)
  • Chick peas (drained)
  • Canned mandarins (juice drained)
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • Cashews
  • Hazelnuts
  • Walnuts

TRY ADDING

  • Steamed broccoli
  • Steamed asparagus
  • Roasted pumpkin
  • Roasted sweet potato
  • Steamed frozen peas
  • Leftover roast veggies

MAYBE SOME

  • Tinned salmon or tuna
  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Leftover chicken

DRESSING IDEAS

  • Greek yogurt with a sprinkle of paprika
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • 1:1 lemon and sweet chilli sauce
  • Juice of one orange with pith
  • White balsamic with lemon zest, crushed garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper
  • Balsamic vinegar, seeded mustard and a touch of extra virgin olive oil

Directions

  1. Prep desired ingredients, wash/drain/cut up
  2. Place ingredients into a bowl or jar in layers of colour. ie – all green ingredients in the bottom, followed by yellow, red, etc.
  3. Pour chosen dressing over the top

Notes

If transporting (to work or school), try filling a jar; add the dressing at the bottom first then layer other ingredients. At lunchtime just shake and mix; this way the salad stays crisp until lunch time

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