Healthy Salad Ideas

Here are two healthy┬ásalads I made recently. This first one is mostly cold/raw – the only cooked ingredient is an egg.

Ingredients – healthy salad #1

  • base: chopped romaine lettuce
  • fatty topping: avocado
  • veggie topping: tomato, cucumber
  • fun topping: takuan (yellow pickled daikon – Japanese)
  • protein topping: scrambled egg (with oil)
  • dressing: chipotle ranch (I think)

I cooked the egg in peanut oil, which is probably my newest cooking obsession. It’s fabulous.

This next salad is another hot-cold salad and it did not disappoint. (This was actually one of the best salads I’ve ever made, believe it or not!)

Ingredients – healthy salad #2

  • base: romaine lettuce
  • cooked veggie toppings: cabbage, brussels sprouts, green beans
  • protein toppings (with cooked veggies): imitation crab meat
  • dressing: peanut butter, soy sauce, vinegar, hot sauce, splash of water

Again, I used peanut oil for the veggies. About 1 tablespoon of it. If you use enough oil your veggies get nice and crispy. I also added a splash of soy sauce to the veggies at the end when they were just about done. I added the imitation crab meat (sealegs! why are they called that?) while I was cooking the veggies too. I think the dressing was what made it so tasty though!

What’s your favorite cooking oil?

8 Replies to “Healthy Salad Ideas”

  1. It’s so funny you asked about favorite cooking oils. I was making my sweet potato fries last night (with olive oil) and thinking about how so many bloggers experiment with different oils. Really, I only use olive oil (and canola oil…for stirfry and stuff). You should do a post about different oils and what they’re good with! I’m clueless.

  2. i just bought peanut oil for the first time about a month ago and i love it too! gives veggies such a good flavor!!

  3. Love both salad ideas! I haven’t added eggs to salad for quite awhile, I forgot what a great combo that is. I usually cook with EVOO but LOVE sesame oil!

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