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List Rules 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.
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Lettuce is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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4,671 1,087
Cheese is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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3,984 1,440
Tomato is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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3,781 1,534
Egg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
Egg

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3,899 1,033
Spinach is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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4,221 1,052
Cucumber is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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3,515 1,473
Bacon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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3,513 1,261
Crouton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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Chicken meat is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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Carrot is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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2,282 1,742
Mushroom is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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2,548 1,219
Red onion is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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2,587 1,079
Cherry Tomatoes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
sstrauss0 added Cherry Tomatoes

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2,474 1,546
Onion is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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2,119 1,566
Feta is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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Romaine lettuce is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
LanaYoshii added Romaine lettuce

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2,265 1,045
Ranch dressing is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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1,937 1,562
Sunflower Seeds is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
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2,660 1,298
Avocado is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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2,291 1,258
Bell pepper is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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1,744 1,143
Extra virgin olive oil is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
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2,008 1,553
Nuts is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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2,073 1,231
Red bell pepper is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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1,658 1,426
Ham is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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1,685 1,228
Green bell pepper is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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1,274 1,615
Green olive is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
Green olive

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Broccoli is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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1,412 1,445
Cranberry is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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Black pepper is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
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1,487 1,147
Steak is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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1,210 1,647
Chickpea is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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1,516 943
Balsamic Vinegrette is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
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1,339 1,483
Corn kernels is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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1,192 1,376
Bean sprouts is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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1,555 1,065
Purple cabbage is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
Purple cabbage

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Italian dressing is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
TinaFletcherSaulnier added Italian dressing

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1,201 1,220
Diced Turkey is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
Diced Turkey

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1,005 1,278
Cauliflower is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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781 1,645
Kidney beans is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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1,220 1,267
Strawberries is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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1,053 1,231
Heirloom Tomato is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
Heirloom Tomato

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1,220 881
Baby Carrots is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
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1,154 1,339
Apple is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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1,088 1,208
Almond is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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Black Olive is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
Duenan Carol David added Black Olive

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Walnut is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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Portabella mushroom is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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Mandarin orange is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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Radish is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
TeaHoward added Diced Radishes

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Kale is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad