, From Erika's KitchenThe Salad Gallery: Round 4 – Pineapples and Pecans and Peanut Oils, Oh My!

The Salad Gallery: Round 4 – Pineapples and Pecans and Peanut Oils, Oh My!

You know how we do it. Let’s get down to business:

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Romaine lettuce, broiled chicken, skillet red and green bell peppers and onions, mango tossed in cilantro, with apple cider vinegar mixed with avocado oil as a dressing.

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Mustard greens, beets, goat cheese (gah, I love goat cheese), pecan trail mix, with a beet juice-honey-apple cider vinegar-turmeric-flax seed vinaigrette.

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Mustard greens, onions, strawberries, coriander-and-nutmeg-rubbed broiled chicken, and a quick almond oil and apple cider vinegar vinaigrette.


Spinach, chicken, diced tomato, fresh-cut pineapple, green and red peppers, and peanut oil as a light dressing.

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Romaine lettuce, sauteed red and green peppers and strawberries, mushrooms. and two chicken thighs with a splash of apple cider vinegar on the top.


Cucumber slices, raw onions, olives, roasted red peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, black pepper and oregano, white vinegar.


Frisee, strawberries, avocado, chickpeas (buried under all that lettuce), and a splash of apple cider vinegar. (Noticing a trend, here?)


Mesclun greens, goat cheese, leftover thyme hummus, walnuts.

What are your salads looking like? Tag me on ’em! Share your salads with me at @bgg2wl on either Instagram or Twitter, and you might find them up on the blog next time!

Looking for other salad suggestions?

What’s your favorite salad toppings? Gimme some ideas!

By | 2017-06-10T11:19:55+00:00 July 9th, 2015|Food 101, From Erika's Kitchen|5 Comments

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The proud leader of the #bgg2wlarmy, Erika Nicole Kendall writes food and fitness, body image and beauty, and more here at #bgg2wl. After losing over 150lbs, Kendall became a personal trainer certified in fitness nutrition, women's fitness, and weight loss by the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She is also certified in sports nutrition by Precision Nutrition. She now lives in New York with her husband and children, and is working on her 6th and 7th certifications because she likes having alphabet soup at the end of her name.


  1. Tammy Stephens April 20, 2014 at 6:12 PM - Reply

    Oh Erika, you just out did yourself on this post. Great idea’s that i have to use. The Mustard greens, onions, strawberries, coriander-and-nutmeg-rubbed broiled chicken is the first one I’m going to make, I’ve been struggling so much this last month from stressors on my job that I haven’t been as creative as I use to be in my meal planning – this will help a lot. Thank you for sharing such wonderful recipes.

  2. Erika April 22, 2014 at 9:39 PM - Reply

    Good lord, my mouth is watering

  3. NickiTrisha January 6, 2016 at 9:54 AM - Reply

    Omg I’ve been a silent viewer for a few years now. I’m so glad I was again browsing through your website. I’ve got a 45 day challenge that I’m sure these salads ideas will come in handy. From another recipe creator/ connoisseur to another: thanks a lot!

    I will try and tag you on my Twitter if I happen to take any pics.

  4. Mykia Platt March 23, 2016 at 8:49 AM - Reply

    It would be so awesome if you bottled up your dressing recipes so we could purchase them premade from you! I would buy them all!

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