Fully Stocked: Essential Ingredients for the Pantry

A well-stocked kitchen is the key to creating a wide variety of flavorful, Instagram-worthy meals any day of the week.

If you're like me, you're kind of obsessed with being prepared; whether that’s for making a week’s worth of meals or for nights when spaghetti with pasta sauce just won’t cut it. A well-stocked kitchen is the key to creating a wide variety of flavorful, Instagram-worthy salads any day of the week. Recipes and on-the-fly salad creations become way more doable and delicious when your pantry is already packed (and the yoga pants and slippers can stay on). Just mix together your favorite staples with fresh greens and get crunching.

Looking for the best place to buy salad ingredients? We've got you covered.

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FRIDGE

parmesan cheese
mustard (whole grain or dijon)
miso paste
avocado oil mayo
ginger (peel and freeze for longer shelf-life)
 

FREEZER

shrimp
grass-fed meat
broccoli
peas and/or edamame
corn
nuts and seeds (almonds, cashews, pecans, walnuts, peanuts, chia, hemp, flax, sesame, pumpkin)
 

SPICES

kosher salt
pepper
ground cinnamon
red pepper flakes
ground cumin
chili powder
curry powder
dried oregano
smoked paprika
 

KITCHEN COUNTERTOP

garlic
onion (yellow and/or red)
potatoes (white and/or sweet potatoes)
 

OILS / VINEGARS / OTHER

extra virgin olive oil
sesame oil*
balsamic vinegar
red wine vinegar
apple cider vinegar
rice vinegar
soy sauce (low sodium, gluten-free tamari)
Sriracha or other hot sauce*
 

PANTRY

nut and seed butters (organic peanut butter, almond butter, tahini*)
dried fruit (raisins, dried cranberries)
honey and maple syrup*
beans (black beans, chickpeas)
grains/legumes (lentils, quinoa, rice - brown, basmati, black)
gluten-free pasta
 

CANNED / JARRED GOODS

olives*
coconut milk*
canned tuna*
canned wild salmon*
roasted red peppers*
capers*
chipotle peppers in adobo*


*Refrigerate after opening.


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