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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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4,609 1,070
Cheese is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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3,932 1,419
Tomato is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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3,728 1,515
Egg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
Egg

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3,841 1,017
Spinach is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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4,165 1,034
Cucumber is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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3,460 1,455
Bacon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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3,461 1,242
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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2,251 1,722
Mushroom is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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2,512 1,201
Red onion is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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2,553 1,061
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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2,444 1,523
Onion 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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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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Ranch dressing is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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1,912 1,539
Sunflower Seeds is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
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Avocado 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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Nuts is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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2,047 1,219
Red bell pepper is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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1,635 1,411
Ham is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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1,661 1,213
Green bell pepper is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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1,262 1,590
Green olive is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
Green olive

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1,788 1,225
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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Black pepper is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
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Steak is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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1,197 1,627
Chickpea is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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1,499 929
Balsamic Vinegrette is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
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1,327 1,463
Corn kernels is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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1,181 1,358
Bean sprouts is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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1,539 1,048
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
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Cauliflower is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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1,182 1,207
Diced Turkey is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
Diced Turkey

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778 1,620
Kidney beans is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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1,207 1,249
Strawberries is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad

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1,044 1,213
Heirloom Tomato is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad
Heirloom Tomato

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Baby Carrots 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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1,079 1,188
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
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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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623 1,046
Tuna is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Things to Put in a Salad