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What do you put on your Big Ass Salad?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 06, 2011 at 8:24 PM

I'm looking to jazz up my salad's. Right now I usually do arugula, raw baby carrots, sun dried tomatoes, cucumbers (peeled), olives, avocado and some type of meat or fish. What do you all put on your Big Ass Salads??

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on April 10, 2011
at 01:06 PM

Food filters the toxins for us ;)

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on April 07, 2011
at 10:01 AM

Couldn't help but read your title like this http://xkcd.com/37/ ;-)

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D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930

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on April 06, 2011
at 08:29 PM

All sorts of meats and I often leave out the greens.

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on April 06, 2011
at 08:37 PM

I don't bother with salads any more. I was recently reminded that plants are what food eats ;-)

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on April 10, 2011
at 01:06 PM

Food filters the toxins for us ;)

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on April 06, 2011
at 08:54 PM

I think the more appropriate question would be what I DON'T put on my big-ass salads. Precious little.

Seriously, though, whatever I have on hand that's tasty. Avocado, mushrooms, grapefruit sections, spinach, tomatoes, radishes, sliced celery, grapes, chopped apples, cubed mangoes, dried cranberries (no sugar added, of course), julienne bell peppers, artichoke hearts, marinated asparagus - you name it. Lots of meat, usually stuff I have leftover. Whatever salad dressing I feel like whipping up - these days it's homemade mayonnaise mixed with wasabi paste and thinned with just a bit of water.

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on April 06, 2011
at 08:37 PM

Eggs, Chicken, Bacon, Steak - whatever I have around. This weekend I cooked up a big flank steak and sliced it up to take to work. I have a box of lettuce I got at the store, about 5 hardboiled eggs and several strips of bacon. Combine at will.

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on April 08, 2011
at 02:41 PM

  • Big Ass Steak.

  • Bacon.

  • Homestyle Pico De Gallo. Chunky Tomatoes, Peppers, Jalapenos, Red Onion, Garlic, Lime Juice, Cilantro.

  • Baby Spinach.

  • Carrot Shreds (cheese grater)

  • Apple Cider Vinegar and EVOO.

  • Bacon.

  • Fresh Strawberries.

  • Avocado. as often as I can find Fresh ones.

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on April 08, 2011
at 02:18 PM

If you eat cheese - goat cheese. I love the texture of avocado and goat cheese together in a sandwich.

Red onions, berries, spinach, and goat cheese is also delicious :-)

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on April 08, 2011
at 02:12 AM

about once a week I make a balsamic vinaigrette w/ EVOO and Flax seed oil, plus fresh herbs if possible and lots of pepper, plus lemon juice. Use a small jar and keep it on the counter.

salad itself gets greens and avocado, anchovies (depending on the meat, somethings don't go with anchovy), red onions sometimes, beets sometimes, basically whatever veggies i have leftover in the fridge, but my favorite is asparagus. i used to do broccoli but the texture isn't right for the big ass salad.

and OBVIOUSLY a good portion of wild caught fish or grass fed meat. if i need or want more protein I will soft boil some eggs, but only when I can get good ones. and remember, eggs and anchovies DON"T mix.

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on April 07, 2011
at 10:03 PM

Panfried (in coconut oil) seafood. Any type of seafood at all goes so well with salad - especiall with a home-made ceaser dressing (olive oil, mustard, anchovies, garlic, lemon) -mmmmm thats whats on the menu tonight!!!

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on April 07, 2011
at 01:21 AM

My preference is for hot salads, so I lightly saute onions, tomatoes, and sometimes peppers with whichever meat I will be using. Then reduce heat and add the leafy greens (arugula, spinach, oakleaf, etc) to the mixture and stir until all the leaves are well coated in the sauteing oil (usually extra virgin olive oil or extra virgin coconut oil). Bacon also works as the meat and the oil, but the flavor of the vegetables is too covered up.

I'll also occasionally do other random vegetables, add fruit on top, mushrooms, or cheese. Relatively high end balsamic vinegar is also a good addition for onion/tomato heavy creations.

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on April 06, 2011
at 10:09 PM

ranch dressing made from coconut milk, mayo, horseradish, mustard, dill

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on April 06, 2011
at 10:05 PM

I do spinach, whatever veggies are on hand (cauli, broccoli, bell peppers, zucchini), sunflower seeds, hard boiled egg, olive oil, balsalmic vinegar and either tuna, mackerel, or leftover meat from dinner.

I love hard boiled egg yolks crumbled in. It's a great texture to add to all the crunch.

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on April 06, 2011
at 09:34 PM

Tomato, onion, boiled eggs, bacon, chicken & avocado! I make my own honey mustard vinaigrette sometimes, and I recently found a safe dressing at Whole Foods! It's just olive oil, lemon, mustard, salt, and I think a little honey.

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on April 09, 2011
at 10:29 PM

Nuts or meat + colors

Red: Bell Peppers, cranberries, red apples, grapes, strawberries Purple: Red Cabbage, Red onions, Beets Green: various lettuces, spinach, herbs, zuccini, cucumber, jalapenos, avocado, celery, green onions, Yellow and Orange: Yellow peppers, yellow zuccini squash, spaghetti squash (cooked and cut), pears, citrus White (Other): mushrooms, cooked white onions

Top with Balsamic + Flax = delicious

And I second the HOT salad idea! Balsamic and Bacon grease, yum!

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on April 09, 2011
at 10:05 PM

I take a head of romaine lettuce and shred it, add the juice of one lemon, pinch of kosher salt, grind some black pepper and that is it.

This is always to accompany some protein/fat heavy entree. Usually, eggs cooked in lots of pastured butter, green tomatillo salsa and topped with a bit of sour cream.

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on April 09, 2011
at 05:16 AM

*Tuna Belly *Olives *Capers *Green Beans *Sun Dried Tomatoes *Bell Peppers *A tiny bit of Red Onion *Hard Boiled Eggs *Olive Oil *Artichoke Hearts *Butter Lettuce & Spinach

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