Health The Best Salad Toppings (That Are Still Healthy)  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite nutritious ingredients to put in a salad. No cheese, please.

The recipe for a classic garden salad starts with a bed of leafy greens. From there, though, the edible possibilities are nearly endless. There are dozens of delicious and nutritious ways to top your salad, from garnishing greens with fresh produce to sprinkling on crunchy dried nuts. Many good things for a salad are the ingredients you find at your local farmers' market, while other healthy salad toppings might be rare spices and oils.

What items will you find on this list of healthy toppings for salads? For a satisfying crunch with a punch of protein, almonds are a great salad topping. Raw almonds are the most healthy – and be sure to avoid sugar-coated and dry-roasted varieties. Kidney beans are another good topping to add to a salad to keep it healthy and filling. If you have a sweet tooth, try adding fresh fruit like grapes and apples to a healthy salad. Other mouthwatering ingredients featured on this roundup of the top healthy salad toppings include avocados, chickpeas, and tofu.

Do you have a favorite healthy salad topping? Give the best ingredients a thumbs up to move them towards the number-one spot on the list, and please add any good salad toppings that are missing.

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Chicken breast is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Salad Toppings (That Are Still Healthy)

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Tomato is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Salad Toppings (That Are Still Healthy)

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Black pepper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Salad Toppings (That Are Still Healthy)

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Olive oil is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Salad Toppings (That Are Still Healthy)

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Balsamic vinegar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Salad Toppings (That Are Still Healthy)

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Cucumber is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Salad Toppings (That Are Still Healthy)

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Lemon juice is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Salad Toppings (That Are Still Healthy)

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Carrot is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Salad Toppings (That Are Still Healthy)

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Onion is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Salad Toppings (That Are Still Healthy)

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Hard boiled egg is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Salad Toppings (That Are Still Healthy)

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Avocados is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Salad Toppings (That Are Still Healthy)

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Mushroom is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Salad Toppings (That Are Still Healthy)

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Vinegar is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Salad Toppings (That Are Still Healthy)

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Fresh Herbs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Salad Toppings (That Are Still Healthy)
Fresh Herbs

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Broccoli is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Salad Toppings (That Are Still Healthy)

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Bell pepper is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Salad Toppings (That Are Still Healthy)

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Sunflower Seeds is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Salad Toppings (That Are Still Healthy)

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Apple is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Salad Toppings (That Are Still Healthy)

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Almond is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Salad Toppings (That Are Still Healthy)

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Pomegranate is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Salad Toppings (That Are Still Healthy)

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Walnut is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Salad Toppings (That Are Still Healthy)

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Asparagus is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Salad Toppings (That Are Still Healthy)

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Chickpea is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Salad Toppings (That Are Still Healthy)

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Quinoa is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Salad Toppings (That Are Still Healthy)

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Grape is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Salad Toppings (That Are Still Healthy)

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Strawberries is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Salad Toppings (That Are Still Healthy)

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Pumpkin Seeds is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Salad Toppings (That Are Still Healthy)

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Pear is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Salad Toppings (That Are Still Healthy)

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Raspberry is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Salad Toppings (That Are Still Healthy)

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Mango is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Salad Toppings (That Are Still Healthy)

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Radish is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Salad Toppings (That Are Still Healthy)

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Blueberry is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Salad Toppings (That Are Still Healthy)

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Kidney beans is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Salad Toppings (That Are Still Healthy)

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Edamame is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Salad Toppings (That Are Still Healthy)

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Squash is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Salad Toppings (That Are Still Healthy)

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Jicama is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Salad Toppings (That Are Still Healthy)

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Brussels sprout is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Salad Toppings (That Are Still Healthy)

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Tofu is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Salad Toppings (That Are Still Healthy)