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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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Cheese is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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

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Cucumber is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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Egg is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
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Spinach is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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Crouton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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Bacon 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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Mushroom is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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Onion is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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Red onion is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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Cherry Tomatoes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
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Feta is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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Sunflower Seeds is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
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Romaine lettuce is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
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Avocado is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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Nuts is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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

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Extra virgin olive oil is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
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Ranch dressing is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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

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

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

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Green olive is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
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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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Cranberry is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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Chickpea is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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Balsamic Vinegrette is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
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Corn kernels is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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Black pepper is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
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Bean sprouts is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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Purple cabbage is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
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Kidney beans is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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Cauliflower is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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Steak is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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Diced Turkey is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
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Strawberries is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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Italian dressing is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
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Heirloom Tomato is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
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Apple is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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Baby Carrots is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
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Almond is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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Walnut is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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

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Radish is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
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Portabella mushroom is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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