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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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6,205 1,493
Cheese is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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5,269 1,970
Tomato is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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5,243 1,445
Spinach is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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4,983 2,112
Egg is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
Egg

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4,726 2,005
Bacon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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5,608 1,403
Cucumber is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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4,714 1,755
Crouton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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4,285 1,277
Chicken meat is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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4,421 1,309
Carrot is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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2,977 2,386
Mushroom is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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3,412 1,697
Red onion is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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3,454 1,517
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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3,067 2,167
Onion is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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2,730 2,155
Feta is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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3,103 1,410
Ranch dressing is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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2,595 2,090
Sunflower Seeds is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
alliwalk added Sunflower Seeds

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4,295 590
Romaine lettuce is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
LanaYoshii added Romaine lettuce

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3,503 1,728
Avocado is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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Nuts is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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3,031 1,714
Bell pepper is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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Ham is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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2,277 1,660
Extra virgin olive oil is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
sstrauss0 added Extra virgin olive oil

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Red bell pepper is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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2,244 1,687
Green bell pepper is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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1,818 2,031
Cranberry is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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1,654 2,271
Green olive is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
Green olive

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2,030 1,600
Steak is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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1,538 2,288
Chickpea is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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2,087 1,347
Balsamic Vinegrette is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
sstrauss0 added Balsamic Vinegrette

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2,362 1,705
Broccoli is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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2,291 1,157
Black pepper is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
VanessaHawelu added Black pepper

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2,076 1,510
Purple cabbage is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
Purple cabbage

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1,516 1,963
Bean sprouts is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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2,156 1,092
Italian dressing is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
TinaFletcherSaulnier added Italian dressing

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1,663 2,057
Corn kernels is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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1,453 1,695
Heirloom Tomato is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
Heirloom Tomato

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1,582 1,691
Diced Turkey is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
Diced Turkey

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1,339 1,792
Cauliflower is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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1,584 1,772
Strawberries is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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974 2,276
Kidney beans is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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Almond is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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Apple is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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Baby Carrots is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
sstrauss0 added Baby Carrots

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1,187 1,818
Portabella mushroom is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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

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1,110 1,877
Mandarin orange is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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1,301 1,076
Black Olive is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
Duenan Carol David added Black Olive

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934 1,258
Kale is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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1,218 1,403
Celery is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
TinaFletcherSaulnier added Celery