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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!

🍴 Serves: up to you 
🕒 Prep:  15 mins  



  • 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


  • 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


  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


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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