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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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5,630 1,334
Cheese is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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4,754 1,790
Tomato is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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4,721 1,299
Spinach is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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4,291 1,795
Bacon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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4,515 1,905
Egg is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
Egg

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5,055 1,285
Cucumber is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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4,281 1,544
Crouton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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3,904 1,160
Chicken meat is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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4,016 1,191
Carrot is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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2,687 2,166
Mushroom is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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3,064 1,527
Red onion is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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3,120 1,358
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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2,845 1,941
Onion is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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2,487 1,960
Feta is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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2,790 1,273
Ranch dressing is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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2,332 1,898
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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3,859 541
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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3,155 1,590
Avocado is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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2,348 1,905
Nuts is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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2,721 1,557
Bell pepper is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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2,023 1,730
Ham is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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2,075 1,487
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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2,431 1,527
Red bell pepper is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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2,031 1,524
Green bell pepper is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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1,660 1,824
Cranberry is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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1,511 2,034
Green olive is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
Green olive

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1,858 1,410
Steak is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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1,387 2,070
Chickpea is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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1,851 1,213
Balsamic Vinegrette is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
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2,124 1,556
Broccoli is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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2,051 1,034
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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1,854 1,358
Purple cabbage is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
Purple cabbage

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1,379 1,745
Bean sprouts is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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1,555 1,845
Corn kernels is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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1,944 976
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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1,289 1,530
Heirloom Tomato is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
Heirloom Tomato

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1,442 1,510
Diced Turkey is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
Diced Turkey

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1,193 1,617
Cauliflower is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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1,437 1,598
Strawberries is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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890 2,051
Kidney beans is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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1,354 1,662
Apple is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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1,296 1,501
Almond is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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1,492 1,116
Baby Carrots is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
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1,065 1,631
Portabella mushroom is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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1,004 1,681
Mandarin orange is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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1,268 756
Butter Lettuce is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
Butter Lettuce

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1,098 1,231
Celery is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
TinaFletcherSaulnier added Celery

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1,120 944
Black Olive is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
Duenan Carol David added Black Olive

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802 1,095
Kale is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad