Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Adding Flavor to your Greens


Tired of the same old greens?

Here some ingredients that can spruce up your salads!


Crumbled Cheeses
Feta
Blue
Gorgonzola
Fresh Mozzarella
Goat cheese

Fresh Herbs
Lavender
Dill
Basil
Chives
Lemon Balm
Rosemary
Parsley

Veggies
Artichoke Hearts
Avocados
Roasted Peppers
Sun Dried Tomatoes
Hearts of Palm

Fruits
Mandarin Oranges

Strawberries

Mangoes
Blueberries
Pears

Meats
Smoked Salmon
Bay Shrimp
Ground Beef
Grilled Chicken
Grilled Kabobs


Toasted Nuts
Pine Nuts
Pecans
Walnuts
Soy Nuts
Slivered Almonds

Beans
Kidney
Chickpeas
Black Beans
Azuki

You can also mix up your greens-don't be afraid to mix arugula with spinach or a spring
mix with some watercress. One of my favorite salads is what I call my "blu" salad-bib
lettuce blueberries, sugared pecans and finished with a little balsamic vinaigrette.
The choice is yours...get creative!