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  • Leaf lettuce
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Ruccola
  • Pearl tomatoes
  • Avocado
  • Plum tomatoes
  • Yellow cherry tomatoes
  • Sun-dried tomatoes
  • Kohlrabi
  • Black olives
  • Artichoke hearts
  • Hearts of palm*
  • Snap peas
  • Snow peas
  • Cucumber
  • Red, orange or yellow bell peppers (sparingly)
  • Dried cranberries
  • Cold boiled potatoes
  • Hard-boiled egg
  • Tuna
  • Bacon (real bits)
  • Broccoli
  • Asparagus
  • Pistachios
  • Pine nuts
  • Feta cheese
  • Red onion
  • Scallions
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Croutons**
  • Mushrooms
  • Carrots
  • Lentils
  • Seedless grapes**
  • Chopped boiled ham
  • Couscous
  • A little pasta
*YUM! Why is it so hard to find them in Sweden? I haven't had them in ages!
**Once in a blue moon

What do YOU like in your salads? There must be other yummies out there that I am not thinking of, and I need all the salad ideas I can get. Bring it on!
mood: hungry
music: My stomach growling


How do you feel about fennel?
I like almonds, cheddar and dried cherries or cranberries in my salad... And I prefer to eat salads with my fingers, so no dressing! (This is somehow never socially acceptable. I tend to eat my salads in private.)

I used to always eat my salads with my fingers,(other things too) but now I use chopsticks. You are welcome to eat salad with or with dressing with you fingers at my house ANYTIME!


Mmm, now I'm hungry! My favorite salad in the world is homemade taco salad, with lettuce, pinto beans, seasoned ground beef, tomatoes, black olives, crushed tortilla chips, and lime juice or guacamole for dressing. (Ever had guacamole mixed up in a salad? It's worth a try!)
~ Bethany (
P.S. - I haven't been ignoring your blog or staying quiet on purpose, just so you know. We won't get internet access at our new house until some undetermined point in August... which I take to mean September, in Italian time... and your blog has the most trouble of all websites loading in the spotty wireless I'm able to borrow from time to time. Just wanted you to know I'm still very much here!

I wonder why MY blog has the most trouble loading?! That's weird. Or maybe it's just all the million photos I was posting recently.

candied pecans!

That's a different one!

♥ red leaf lettuce
♥ other lettuces (butterleaf, yumm!)
♥ spinach
♥ dried cranberries
♥ pine nuts
♥ red onion
♥ scallions
♥ raisins and cashews as alternates to pine nuts and cranberries
♥ various flowers from the garden (nasturtium, borage, rose petals, pansies, violets, etc_
♥ chickpeas
♥ grated carrot or BEET!
♥ thinly sliced radishes
♥ baby chard and baby kale
♥ fennel
♥ basil
♥ cucumber
♥ the list goes on and on...

FLOWERS! I've had nasturtiums and violets and a few others. I can just imagine my kids faces! hahaah!

cabbage - red cabbage, mr. noodles (believe it or not I have an amazing "pot luck" suitable recipe that uses mr. nooodles and red cabbage), oranges, apples, raisins, kiwi, beets, tofu, black beans, garlic! (not all at once)

Garlic? Really? Just chopped or what?


Oh dear. I know what you're thinking and I hate to be such a spoilsport (and I love salads, health-wise and fun-wise), but I can think of any number of these ingredients that combine to make a big ol' salad with the caloric content of a big ol' bowl of ice cream. Just. Saying.

I know, silly. I don't eat them all at once. :)


That was me, Chuck, by the way (duh). Dumb LJ.


Happy Munching! Add to your list: Shrimp,lobster,dried cherries, peaches, mandarine oranges, walnuts, strawberries, zucchini, and beets, napa or savoy cabbage! I recently copied that delicious salad I had in Tivoli - shrimp, nectarines, & almonds with watercress and savoy cabbage - but I altered the ingredients (added avocado, peaches (instead),cheese and used lettuces from my garden-still absolutely delicious with a yogurt-honey dressing!
Love, Lizardmom

Shrimp! DUH. Crayfish tails, too! I wish I could find summer squash here more often. Can't believe I forgot zucchini! hahaa!

yum yum yum. sounds like i could make a TON of good salads out of that list :)
have you EVER found hearts of palm here??? i NEVER have. and i have stopped looking :( one of my absolute most favorite salad ingredients. ever.

Yes, I've found them at some of the immigrant stores in Möllevångstorget in Malmö and a little import store in Lund as well, but it's ages since I was at either place.


Heart of palm = palmhjärta in Swedish? In that case it became chic a few years ago after the contestants in that season's TV show Robinson (Survivor) pretty much had survived for weeks only by eating it. The cool restaurants in Stockholm begun to serve it because everyone wanted to know what it tastes like. As far as I remember, the sensation wore off quickly so perhaps now it is hard to find again. Perhaps it works better as part of a salad than the sole ingredient in a complete meal.

Duh, forgot to click to sign the message.

A startling lack of legumes in your list! Are they hard to come by or just not your cup of tea? In addition to lentils, I suggest chick peas (my personal favorite legume to add to a salad), black beans, cannellini beans, edamame, and the list goes on. I recently made a salad with Romaine lettuce, cucumbers, and then lentil rice pilaf. Crunchy and tasty! (Admittedly cheating by using the Near East brand box of lentil rice pilaf - I wouldn't take the time to create that combo myself without a box.)

I don't really like beans or peas (on their own), but I did have snow peas and snap peas on my list, so that ought to count for something! :)


Bean sprouts, turkey, sunflower seeds, fresh zucchini, celery,and roast beef(chopped). Are a few items I see on no one else's lists that I also like.


CELERY! DUH! I can't believe I forgot that one! Though, I have to confess I don't eat it nearly as much as I used to in the's not a favorite of Swedes and you don't see it much.

Hi, Liz! Wish I could get a feed for your blog in my reader...just dawned on me, hey, I don't see Liz's blog! :) Long time, no talk, I know. I'm still alive (sort of). ;) Hope all is well with you and the family. Salads...the one I've been eating a lot of lately is spring mix, red grapes or blueberries, feta and raspberry dressing. Happy salad-ing! xo

Hi Marilyn! Long time no see indeed! I know you're over on Twitter but I just can't be bothered with it. :) I like the long-journal format too much.

RSS feeds are available for all Livejournals: just add /rss to the end of the URL. So mine is


There was a tea house downtown I used to frequent that had an aMAAAaazing salad. Spinach leaves, dried cranberries, candied pecan halves, and blue cheese crumbles... served with a raspberry vinaigrette dressing. I haven't yet, but I've been meaning to recreate it at home. (The tea house closed down some time ago.)

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