Just six ingredients is all you need to make these easy protein packed salad topper recipe.
I eat a lot of salads, by choice. Not because I am trying to lose weight, not because it’s all a Vegetarian can eat, but because I genuinely like salads. As a matter of fact, pre pandemic days, any restaurant with a big salad bar was my favorite place to eat. (I hope salad bars aren’t a thing of the past).
For as much salad as I eat, it can get expensive buying those prepackaged salad toppers at the grocery store. I love to make my own mix where I get to choose the ingredients and I get to control the crunch.
When I make salads at home I do not usually add any type of meat or fish. By making my own salad topper I can add ingredients that will provide me with protein and enhance the nutrients I will get from the vegetables.
My dream salad consists of fresh romaine and spring mix lettuce, plump juicy cherry tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, green peppers, mushrooms, and crumbled feta or blue cheese. Then I add a hearty sprinkling of this nutty salad topper recipe mix.
This salad topper recipe is also easy to modify. Many times I will add dried cranberries for a little sweetness, or sub almonds or cashews for the walnuts. Tell me your favorite topper combo in the comments!
Add the salad topper recipe to any of the following salads:
- Add all the ingredients to a medium sized mixing bowl and gently mix.
- Store in an airtight container and keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.