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Let's Dish: What Are Your Salad Bar Fixings?

Let's Dish: What Are Your Salad Bar Fixings?

A few weeks ago I asked you where you stood on salad bars. Although they're somewhat controversial, I have to admit that I frequent them. I like to mix up the variety, but there are certain standbys that I always get: pepperoncinis, hearts of palm, feta cheese, tuna salad. Salad bar lovers: what fixings do you always get on your salad?

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Chicagomarie Chicagomarie 7 years
I always have a mix of iceberg and spinach, add some cherry tomatoes, a tablespoon of balsamic vinegar and that's my salad
lilxmissxmolly lilxmissxmolly 7 years
i'm pretty sure i've never made the exact same salad twice. i always start with a spinach base, and then add some combination of red onions, tomato, red bell peppers, cucumber, jalapenos, banana peppers, and the list goes ON then, depending on whether or not I'm eating protein on the side, I sometimes have beans or egg.
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
Hmmm romaine, cucumbers, croutons, chicken, carrots-I'm pretty basic.
jdenisyuk jdenisyuk 7 years
boiled egg pieces, tomato, onion, carrot straws, little bit of bacon bits YYUUMMMMM [but fattening]
emalove emalove 7 years
Salad bars tend to skeeve me out, but if I'm feeling brave, I go for baby spinach with cucumbers, broccoli, tomatoes, carrots, onions, sunflower seeds, a little feta cheese, and Balsamic Vinagrette dressing.
becoming-brina becoming-brina 7 years
chickpeas, raisins, craisins, sunflower seeds, black olives, cucumber, tomato, and whatever else sounds good that day.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
Oh, and I garbanzo beans! How could I forget those. Wow, I get a lot of fix'ns.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
I was just thinking about what I was going to get on my salad today. Although, I'm not going to a salad bar, I'm going to a place called Chop't where you can either pick your ingredients or pick a chef-created salad. Then, they chop it all up with a mezzaluna chopper and mix it with dressing. I get the same thing almost every time: romaine lettuce, fried chicken, goat cheese, peas, tomatoes, croutons, bacon, fresh ground pepper, corn, and balsamic vinaigrette. It's probably the least healthy salad ever, but it's so good!
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 7 years
so true Meike, those are delish! there is a salad lunch place I go to by my office where they chop the salads for you -- HEAVEN!!! its a little expensive adding toppings, so I do: spinach, baked salmon, chick peas, water chestnuts, and broccoli, all chopped up together with their sesame ginger dressing. its so amazing!
Meike Meike 7 years
My two favorite type of salads: 1) Pickled seaweed salad with sesame seeds. 2) Caprese salad with tomato, basil leaves, fresh mozzarella, virgin olive oil, and salt & pepper to taste
AMP AMP 7 years
Start with a bed of spinach, add tomatoes, mushrooms, cucumbers, zucchini, beets, kidney beans, garbanzo beans, croutons. On the side, I get pickles, jalepenos and dressing.
ms-jamerz ms-jamerz 7 years
I love my veggies! I start with mixed greens - lots of dark leaves! Mushrooms, broccoli, cucumber, green/yellow/red sweet peppers, raw cauliflower, baby corn, some sunflower seeds, and a bit of bacon. I love caesar dressing (not too much) or just an olive oil/vinegar mix - and with that I like feta! I also like to get cottage cheese, peaches, strawberries, grapes, pineapple etc. if I have enough room!!
gingirl gingirl 7 years
Mmm, feta cheese, sometimes a shredded cheddar, carrots, mushrooms, broccoli, croutons, cucumbers, radishes, and usually a fat-free or light dressing (been digging the ranch and french lately). I love salad.
jesssa jesssa 7 years
cheddar cheese cubes, red bell peppers, cucumber, hard boiled egg halves and sometimes croutons or bacon bits. no dressing for me though!
wackdoodle wackdoodle 7 years
Mescaline greens, raw sliced mushrooms, red or yellow peppers, raw broccoli, raw cauliflower, garbanzo beans, a bit of feta, either sunflower seeds or raw almond slivers and a few grape tomatoes.
colormesticky colormesticky 7 years
Kidney beans, beets, peas, cheese, a couple croutons. If they have it- asparagus, baby corn, sliced tomato, artichoke hearts, eggs, dill pickles.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Any dark color, bright color veggies. The more color -- the more vitamins and nutrition. Personally, I like to pile on spinach, red bell peppers, carrots, fresh mushrooms, cucumbers, tomatoes, red cabbage etc. I love my salad to be a bright, vibrant rainbow. Sometimes, I may have some peppercini on the side. No dressing. The taste of raw, fresh veggies is delicious enough for me.
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 7 years
I love to pile on peas, and beans, and if they have a specialty dressing I will have that too. Beets, I love beets!
DearSugar DearSugar 7 years
red peppers, broccoli, tomatoes, tuna or chicken, carrots, cucumber, corn when in season, pumpkin seeds are good, fennel, onions, some kind of cheese usually and always balsamic vinegar and olive oil — delish!
prencesschris prencesschris 7 years
boiled eggs whites, bacon, sunflower seeds, cheese, carrots, baby corn, oil, (sometimes)croutons, oil
esk4 esk4 7 years
when I go to the salad shop by my school I always get mixed greens, goat cheese, jicama, dried cranberries, cucumber, grilled chicken,almonds with red wine vinagerette...
limelindsey limelindsey 7 years
Garbanzo beans, peas, kidney beans, corn (but not baby corn - yuck!), red bell peppers, carrots, zucchini shreds (if they've got it), mushrooms, sunflower seeds and pepperoncinis. Croutons and cheese every once in a while. As for dressing, either 1000 island (I know it's horrible for you but I LOVE it!) or balsamic vinaigrette. If you couldn't already tell, I LOVE salad bars!
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