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Tasty Tuesday: Salad Bar



I will admit that I do love a good salad. I think my love began in college. There was always a fresh salad bar for lunch and dinner. When I became a vegetarian in the midst of school, it became my go-to meal option. My favorite was cottage cheese, chickpeas and ranch dressing. I totally went without lettuce, never really liked the way it tasted and still don't hold it in high regards. But I do serve it when I make up what I either call "The Big Salad" or salad bar.

Here's the thing I love most about this meal, it lasts for days!! Most of the ingredients will keep in the fridge or on the shelf and allow you to go back and create a new tasty meal for a week and never eat the same thing twice. So chop up some lettuce, grab your favorite toppings, and dressing and have some fun! Need a few ideas? How about...

chickpeas
cottage cheese
shredded cheese
block cheese
broccoli
cauliflower
beets
artichoke hearts
sunflower seeds
raisins
dried cranberries
fresh apple
goat cheese
candied nuts
bacon
pepperoni
bell pepper
tortilla chips
croutons
black beans
canned corn
green chiles
carrots
jalapeno canned or fresh
hamburger
BBQ pork
chicken
avocado
mandarin oranges
ramen noodles (dry)
chow mein
sliced almonds
sesame seeds
strawberries
grapes
pineapple

You name you can put it on a salad. What's your favorite salad topping?

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