Friday, April 29, 2011

Junk Food Salad

This is my second post about salad. I couldn't include "junk food salad" in my "green salad" post. That would be misleading. Besides, any self-respecting junk food salad is deserving of its own glory, complete with iceberg lettuce, ranch dressing, shredded processed cheese and garlic-powder-laden croutons. It's a whole different animal, and I respect it. As a kid, I would secretly eat this salad, behind my parents' backs, whether during high school lunch or on evenings when I wasn't expected home for dinner. It was sooo good!

You can assemble a junk food salad at any salad bar (including those at the highest end grocery stores), but it gets stupidly expensive, and you're way better off making your own.

Easy Junk Food Salad:
1. Any kind of lettuce
2. Whatever other veggies you want to chop up
3. Lots of cheese, any and all varieties
4. Ranch or blue cheese dressing

Olives, avocado, artichoke hearts, hard-boiled egg, crumbled bacon, chicken breast, garbanzo beans, sprouts, seeds, nuts, croutons, anything you want. It can be as healthy or as junky as you want, but enjoy it!


  1. I've consulted the rules, and there is nothing that says you can't add jelly beans to your junk food salad. Go forth and junkify.