Salad Bar Topping Ideas

by Brooke Joanna Benlifer, RD

Crunchy toppings:
Spicy Wasabi Peas
High Fiber cereal (bran flakes, bran [stick-type] cereal, instead of fried, crunchy noodles)
Saltines
Slivered Almonds
Walnuts
Pistachios
Pecans
Sesame seeds
Pumpkin seeds
Terra Chips
Pita chips
Edamame
Sugar snap peas
Steamed broccoli
Sliced sweet baked potato
Butternut Squash
Sliced beets (not pickled)
Jicama
Fennel

Chewy toppings:
Figs
Craisins
Dried Apricots
Dried berries (cherries, blueberries)
Dried Mango
Dried Kiwi
Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Corn
Peas
Lentils
Garbanzo beans
Kidney Beans
Fava Beans
Butter Beans
Black Beans
Black eyed peas
Tofu
Sausage/Hot Dogs (nitrate free, meat or vegetarian)

Fruit toppings:
Sliced oranges
Strawberries
Blackberries
Mango
Pear
Grapefruit
Granny Smith apples
Seedless grapes

Creamy toppings:
Greek yogurt
Plain yogurt
Hummus
Mozzarella balls
Feta cheese
Bleu cheese
Gorgonzola cheese

Dressings:
Peanut sauce
Flax seed oil
Walnut oil
Garlic oil
Lemon juice/Orange juice
Citrus Vinegar
Rice Wine vinegar

  • Brooke Joanna Benlifer, RD is a Cornell University graduate and Registered Dietitian with expertise in a variety of medical issues, from diabetes and cardiac care, to renal health and GI issues. She has a strong interest and background in weight management, emotional eating, sports nutrition and corporate wellness. She maintains a private practice, working with clients of all ages, from pediatric to geriatric, and has done freelance writing for DrWeil.com. Call 619-206-8022 to schedule an appointment.
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    admin on December 8th 2007

    One Response to “Salad Bar Topping Ideas”

    1. Aaliyah Wood responded on 06 Sep 2010 at 2:30 am #

      i like to make some Grapefruit tea at home, it taste really great*:~

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