Home Food 101 The 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!

by Erika Nicole Kendall

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!

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Tammy Stephens April 20, 2014 - 6:12 PM

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.

Erika April 22, 2014 - 9:39 PM

Good lord, my mouth is watering

NickiTrisha January 6, 2016 - 9:54 AM

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.

Mykia Platt March 23, 2016 - 8:49 AM

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!

Erika Nicole Kendall March 27, 2016 - 9:40 PM

Ha! <333

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