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The Salad Gallery: Spice Up Your Leafy Greens!

by Erika Nicole Kendall

You know how we do it, and you know what time it is. Let’s go!

These photos were swiped from my instagram account – are you following me at bgg2wl? – and are posted to my twitter account – are you following me @bgg2wl? – and perhaps should be posted on my facebook page – of course I’m gonna ask it… are you a fan? – but are now here, on the blog!

Kidney beans, chicken strips, grape tomatoes, red orange and green peppers, green onions and sesame seed vinaigrette over spinach.

Grape tomatoes, dried cranberries, blue cheese, chicken, walnuts and arugula.

Grape tomatoes, marinated red onions, chickpeas, shallots on mixed greens.

Tomatoes, star fruit, red peppers, and shrimp coated with cilantro pesto.

The “caribbean cobb salad:” mangoes, grape tomatoes, red onions, pepper jack cheese, blackened chicken on green leaf lettuce.

The Mediterranean Mama: cured olives, sun dried tomatoes, grape tomatoes (clearly, I love my grape tomatoes!), feta cheese on a bed of cucumbers.

Salmon, orange slices, red peppers, onions, cilantro – looooots of cilantro – and leafy greens.

Shrimp doused with coriander and lemongrass, coconut shavings, mango, red peppers, in a coconut milk dressing.

For more information on The Salad Gallery, check out Creating A $36 Salad At Home and The Salad Gallery, Round 2!

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Marie July 12, 2012 - 12:43 PM

Oh my god!!!! I’ m salivating!!

And I recently heard at my parents’ house that salad is not “real food” …. –‘


Allegra July 15, 2012 - 1:54 AM

@ Marie LOL. I try to eat healthy… but my fam is always giving me a hard time 😉

NaturalBlackOne July 13, 2012 - 5:30 AM

Where dem recipes at?? (Just had to go Ebonics on this!!) They all look delicious and I want to try them, especially the Caribbean Cobb and the one with the shrimp pesto!

Allegra July 13, 2012 - 11:17 AM

Hey this looks great! Veggies are the most important foods to eat and I am always looking for more ideas! Thanks! Beautiful blog!

Sita July 16, 2012 - 9:43 AM

Gorgeous photos and mouthwatering combinations. But I have to ask, as I always do when I see a “main course salad”, what about the carbohydrates? Often, when I’m at a restaurant, the healthiest item I can see on the menu (and, often, the only way to eat some vegetables) is to have a main course salad. But when I do that I’m still totally ravenous because there are no accompanying carbs. I feel dumb asking for a side order of rice/bread (and a bowl of plain rice is horrible to eat), but I hate to leave a restaurant feeling hungry. What are your suggestions for how to approach this?

Erika Nicole Kendall July 16, 2012 - 9:47 AM

Carbs? Vegetables are carbs. You’re asking about bread, which is a very different ballgame.

Bread isn’t what keeps you from feeling unsatisfied or keeps you from redeveloping that “hungry” feeling. Protein (and a little bit of fat) do that, LOL.

Aliya August 12, 2012 - 12:43 PM

Beautiful pics everything looks delicious

NewlyNatural January 4, 2013 - 9:03 PM

What brand of sesame viniagrette do you use or is it a homemade recipe?? I’ve been looking for one forever!

Erika Nicole Kendall January 4, 2013 - 9:43 PM

Oh, that’s homemade, baby! I’ll be sure to share the recipe, though. 🙂

NewlyNatural January 5, 2013 - 2:40 PM

Please please please do ASAP! I’ve been looking for a good one for months! Thanks in advance!

Leah February 7, 2014 - 9:42 AM

Sis, thank you for this! I was just thinking “Man, I know I need to eat salad, but this is getting boring.” Boom! You have a salad gallery! Definitely giving me some great ideas! 🙂

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