Salad Ideas - Frugal Organized Mama

91 Ways to Take Your Salads to the Next Levels

When you are running out of inspiration for salads... You need an extended list of ideas. So we crowd-sourced the tastiest ideas for salads and those extra additions that make all the difference. 

Vege Salad
  • Roasted Chickpeas, red onion, corn, crispy noodles, croutons, raisins, sultanas, kale, herbs
  • Summer rolls - any salad veg wrapped in rice paper c/w dipping sauce.
  • Vermicelli and crushed peanuts
  • Sun-dried peanuts
  • Grilled steak or chicken salads
  • Caesar salad
  • Grated root ginger
  • Balsamic vinegar 30%, olive oil 60% mustard, diced onions
  • Smoked salmon on mesclun with a honey soy dressing 
  • Strawberries, steak, balsamic vinegar, sprouts, celery, radish and capsicum.
  • Peaches, pears with cashew nuts with rocket, pears, walnuts, blue cheese.
  • Shredded coconut in any salad at all! 
  • Swap cocktail onions for red onions or shallots
  • Deep freeze pomegranate seeds and use as required
  • Chicken, bacon, and cherry tomatoes, cucumber, egg, crispy noodles, kumara, halloumi, pine nuts.
  • Greek salad - tomatoes, red onions, cucumber, feta, oregano, red wine vinegar, kalamata olives.
  • Rice salad - Meat of your choice, capers, diced cucumber, grated carrot, diced beetroot, aioli.
  • Canned salmon or tuna.
  • Lettuce, cucumber, capsicum, red onion, pomegranate, herb croutons, feta, smoked tuna, balsamic dressing.
  • Mango.
  • Orange segments, pumpkin seeds in soy, red capsicum, green beans, olives, hard-boiled eggs, parsley, mint and basil.
  • Pan fried broccoli - undercooked.
  • Couscous salad - lamb rissoles, yoghurt.
  • Quinoa and couscous.
  • Israeli couscous with coriander, cherry tomatoes, avocado, red onion, spinach leaves.
  • Yoghurt dressing with lemon juice.
  • Crispy noodles, avocado, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, capsicums.
  • Charred corn, mushrooms and beetroot.
  • Spinach and strawberry salad - poppy seed dressing.
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa, 1 tsp lemon juice, 3/4 cup almonds, 3/4 cup dried cranberries, 3/4 cup grated carrots, 3/4 cup diced capsicum, a can of chickpeas, Dressing - 1 tbsp dijon, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, salt and pepper, 3 tbsp. Olive oil and mix with a stick blender.
  • Potato and bacon salad, 1 tbsp. aquafaba, 1 tbsp minced garlic, 1 tsp. Dijon, 1/4 cup olive oil, 1/2 cup vegetable oil, Cook potatoes, and fry bacon till crisp then dice. Cool, mix with mayonnaise and spring onions.
  • Steamed courgettes and carrot ribbons - aioli.
  • Kiwifruit, watermelon and sliced almonds.
  • Rice noodles
  • Canned red kidney beans or black beans.
  • Tzaziki and Japanese sesame dressing, periperi and pesto.
  • Chicken salad c/w poached egg or boiled egg
  • Fresh strawberries.
  • Fresh diced apples.
  • Blocks cheese.
  • Croutons
  • Olives - black and green.
  • Jalapenos
  • Beans - cannellini or black beans
  • Selection of nuts.
  • Fresh peas and beans.
  • Snow peas
  • Spring and red onions.
  • Crisp raw vegetables broccoli, cauliflower, red cabbage, carrots
  • Fresh herbs.
  • Asparagus.
  • Beetroot - canned or fresh
  • Surimi
  • Prawn kebabs.
  • Smoked or baked mussels with capsicum or sweet chilli sauce.
  • Roasted seeds - pumpkin, sunflower, sesame.
  • Halloumi cheese.
  • Mandarins.
  • Courgette, egg plant, asparagus, cherry tomatoes, capsicum, cucumber, couscous, olives, mesclun, dukkha, avocado.
  • Roasted pumpkin, Chinese noodles
  • Orzo salad - chopped spinach, lemon juice, olive oil, feta, cherry tomatoes, salami, basil pesto.
  • Crisp apple, pear, grapes, watermelon.
  • Wraps.
  • Roast vegetable salads.
  • Baby spinach - tomatoes, cheese, chopped lamb/schnitzel, orange segments.
  • Israeli couscous with roast vegetable salad.
  • Rocket and roast vegetable salad.
  • Prunes, avocado, ginger, cranberries, seeds.
  • Schnitzel, garlic, soy, sweet chilli sauce on salad.
  • Lentils, red onion, baby beets, tomatoes, basil, bacon bits, parsley.
  • Walnuts, cashews.
  • Sautéed courgettes, red onion, capsicum, pumpkin, asparagus, baby spinach, feta, fresh herbs, olive oil, apple cider vinegar.
  • Broccoli, bacon and mayonnaise.
  • Pumpkin, kumara, Greek yoghurt, sour cream, walnuts, spring onions, broccoli, almonds, bacon, avocado.
  • Grated courgette, carrot, lemon dressing.
  • Pumpkin and puy lentil salad.
  • Waldorf salad.
  • Lentils, chickpeas and corn.
  • Cucumber, grated cheese, pineapple and tomatoes.
  • Sauerkraut, hummus, seeds and nuts.
  • Cheese and garlic croutons.
  • Tabbouleh
  • Pasta salad - sees, nuts, tuna.
  • Edamame beans.
  • Barley, red kidney and bean sprouts.
  • Toasted garlic Pita bread as croutons.
  • Grated beetroot.
  • Curry powder dressing.
  • Broccoli apple salad - pecans, cranberries, carrots, apples.
  • Roast Potato Warm salad
  • Potato salad with poached egg and blue cheese