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Mix and Match Salad

Recipe Image for Mix and Match Salad - Strawberry Cucumber Salad
Makes: 1 or 2 servings

Ingredients

1 cup fruits and vegetables, any mixture (see Notes)

1 to 2 Tablespoons flavor enhancers (see Notes)

1 to 4 Tablespoons nutrient boosters (see Notes)

Directions

  1. Cut or grate fruits and vegetables into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Add flavor enhancers and stir to mix.
  3. Top with nutrient boosters, as desired.
  4. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Notes

Fruits and Vegetables: apple, bell pepper, berries, banana, broccoli, cucumber, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, grapes, grapefruit, mango, melon, orange, peach, pear, pineapple, salad greens

Flavor Enhancers

  • Savory dressing: add 1/4 teaspoon honey or sugar
  • Yogurt dressing: 2 teaspoons yogurt, 1 teaspoon vinegar or citrus juice, 1/4 teaspoon honey (optional) and salt to taste
  • Dried or fresh herbs and spices: basil, cilantro, dill, oregano, cinnamon, garlic or chili powder

Nutrient Boosters

  • Protein: nuts, seeds, fish, poultry, meat, cheese, yogurt, tofu
  • Calcium: cheese, yogurt, canned salmon, tofu
  • Fiber: beans, nuts, seeds, dried fruit

Try these combinations!

  • Pineapple and mango with sweet dressing and chili powder
  • Tomatoes and cucumber with savory dressing, basil and feta cheese
  • Apples and grapes with yogurt dressing, cinnamon and almonds
  • Celery and orange with savory dressing, cheddar cheese and walnuts

Comments

Wow! Thanks for this simple way to make a salad. I appreciate the dressing ideas. Since this doesn't make specific suggestions I found that I've been more experimental and we have less waste.

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