When the weather warms up I like cooking less, so we tend to eat a lot more salads. I’m always on the lookout for new recipes to try and different ingredients to use to change things up a bit so we don’t get bored with the same thing over and over again. One of the things I really love about salads is that they are so versatile. They can be made sweet, or savory – low calorie, or not 😉 .
What are some of your favorite salads? Some of the ingredients I use most often are:
- Grilled Chicken
- Dried Cranberries
- Feta Cheese
- Cheddar Cheese
- Hard-boiled Eggs
- Crumbled Bacon
- Dried Tomatoes
I prefer romaine lettuce, butter leaf, and spinach for my salads, but we also use a lot of baby greens because that’s what my husband likes. When I was younger I never really cared for salads that much until I realized what is was that bugged me: stems and centers. Now I make my salads and tear the stems off of the spinach and rip the leaf part off of the romaine and I love it! Guess it was just a texture thing!
I was browsing on the Foodie website for some inspiration and found 12 scrumptious looking salad recipes that I wanted to share with you!
What are your all-time favorite salads?
I just linked my weekend blog hop on your Thursday link party. Thanks for hosting! Also, I love salads. My best one was breakfast at Jason's Hill, wine estate, South Africa, on Valentine's Day http://1camera1mom.blogspot.com/2014/03/jasons-hill-private-cellar-part-2.html
I'm pretty picky with salads, even though that has become an 1-2/day meal for me. I'm trying to add things and change it up some so I don't get sick of them and go back to burgers.
Thanks for sharing these so I can get some inspiration!!
These all look delicious. One of my favorite salads is a chopped antipasto salad. This looks like fun. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link Party.
Debi and Charly
I love adding in the dried cranberries with some salty nuts like walnuts or maybe even sunflower seeds. For me the dressing can make the whole thing! I love balsamic dressings but always basic but with lots of flavor. Thanks for sharing this with us at Countdown in Style! I hope you will join us next week to see if you are featured!
I am a salad addict and love coming across new combinations! Thanks for sharing!
These look perfect for the upcoming summer season! Thanks for sharing on Wake Up Wednesday Link Up 🙂