The Best Salad Ingredients Foods

The Best Salad Ingredients

5 3 of 28
59k votes 3.8k voters 430k views 101 items tags f p @

List Criteria: Any edible addition you can throw in a salad

The very best salad ingredients, be them veggies, cheese, meats or other items, are the essential components that when combined transform the individual items into a real salad. Alone, these items are all delicious, but when you add them together and toss them with a delicious salad dressing, a yummy salad is created.

In fact it's the salad ingredients or toppings that distinguish one salad from another. Take the Caesar salad for instance and it's traditional toppings of Parmesan cheese, romaine lettuce, croutons and a garlicky dressing. Greek salads are the same with the likes of feta cheese, tomatoes, onions, pickled beets, peperoncini peppers, cucumbers and an olive oil-oregano dressing making these individual items combine to create something better than the sum of the original parts.

Whether you're a fan of traditional salads like the Waldorf or the classic cobb or just a simple garden salad with lettuce, tomato and dressing, it's safe to assume we can all agree that the ingredients make the salad. We've all seen the salad bars stocked with a wide variety of vegetables, cheeses, meats, nuts and dressings, and just as there are endless options for salad toppings, there are endless combinations for which to create out own definition of a perfect salad.

Perhaps that flexibility and the fact that there is no wrong way to make a salad, is what makes salad a wonder food. As an added bonus, for the most part, unless you pick fatty dressings and high-calorie toppings, salads are also healthy. That's a double bonus if we ever saw one.

List Photo: user uploaded image
Collection Photo: USDA - Dan Bruell
  • 21 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • 2 See list ranked by
Z
G Options B Comments & Embed 2rerank list
  1. 1
    + 1,790
    - 160

    the people's #1

    ;
  2. 2
    + 1,397
    - 334

    most listed

    ;
  3. 3
    + 1,360
    - 330


    ;
  4. 4
    + 1,338
    - 232


    ;
  5. 5
    + 1,213
    - 389


    ;
  6. 6
    + 1,119
    - 259


    ;
  7. 7
    + 1,089
    - 256


    ;
  8. 8
    + 1,178
    - 269


    ;
  9. 9
    + 907
    - 344


    ;
  10. 10
    + 918
    - 447


    ;
  11. 11
    + 928
    - 390


    ;
  12. 12
    + 835
    - 430


    ;
  13. 13
    + 870
    - 113

    ranked low on reranks & added by LanaYoshii

    ;
  14. 14
    + 724
    - 296


    ;
  15. 15
    + 708
    - 218
    Cherry Tomatoes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Salad Ingredients

    added by sstrauss0
    Cherry Tomatoes

  16. 16
    + 714
    - 402

    often listed & ranked high on reranks

    ;
  17. 17
    + 927
    - 372


    ;
  18. 18
    + 793
    - 340


    ;
  19. 19
    + 747
    - 388


    ;
  20. 20
    + 709
    - 325


    ;
  21. 21
    + 472
    - 260

    added by sstrauss0

    ;
  22. 22
    + 633
    - 379


    ;
  23. 23
    + 521
    - 312


    ;
  24. 24
    + 553
    - 316


    ;
  25. 25
    + 473
    - 347
    Dried Cranberries is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Salad Ingredients


    Dried Cranberries

  26. 26
    + 497
    - 422
    Diced Ham is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Salad Ingredients

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Diced Ham

  27. 27
    + 424
    - 389
    Green olive is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Salad Ingredients

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Green olive

  28. 28
    + 480
    - 280
    Purple cabbage is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Salad Ingredients


    Purple cabbage

  29. 29
    + 365
    - 177

    ranked low on reranks & added by VanessaHawelu

    ;
  30. 30
    + 653
    - 355

    ranked low on reranks

    ;
  31. 31
    + 506
    - 407

    often listed & ranked high on reranks

    ;
  32. 32
    + 428
    - 222

    added by TinaFletcherSaulnier

    ;
  33. 33
    + 361
    - 172
    Balsamic Vinegrette is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Salad Ingredients

    added by sstrauss0
    Balsamic Vinegrette

  34. 34
    + 454
    - 403
    Chickpeas is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Salad Ingredients


    Chickpeas

  35. 35
    + 406
    - 334
    Diced Turkey is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Salad Ingredients


    Diced Turkey

  36. 36
    + 437
    - 335


    ;
  37. 37
    + 384
    - 354


    ;
  38. 38
    + 367
    - 327


    ;
  39. 39
    + 471
    - 370


    ;
  40. 40
    + 322
    - 184
    Baby Carrots is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Salad Ingredients

    ranked low on reranks & added by sstrauss0
    Baby Carrots

  41. 41
    + 400
    - 324


    ;
  42. 42
    + 358
    - 353
    Heirloom Tomato is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Salad Ingredients


    Heirloom Tomato

  43. 43
    + 301
    - 233

    added by TinaFletcherSaulnier

    ;
  44. 44
    + 367
    - 195
    Butter Lettuce is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Salad Ingredients

    ranked low on reranks
    Butter Lettuce

  45. 45
    + 315
    - 349


    ;
  46. 46
    + 339
    - 346
    Mandarin Oranges is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Salad Ingredients


    Mandarin Oranges

  47. 47
    + 339
    - 436

    often listed & ranked high on reranks

    ;
  48. 48
    + 362
    - 330


    ;
  49. 49
    + 207
    - 118

    ranked low on reranks & added by alliwalk

    ;
  50. 50
    + 309
    - 308


    ;
102 +

Something missing? Add it!

1 - 50 of 101

L List Options 2 Rerank List B Comments & Embed z Share Next List >