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.
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Here are the long-lasting salad ingredients we have in our kitchens that keep us sane and salad-ready at all times:
mustard (whole grain or dijon)
ginger (peel and freeze for longer shelf-life)
nuts/seeds – almonds, cashews, pecans, walnuts, peanuts, chia, hemp, flax, sesame, pumpkin
red pepper flakes
onion – yellow or red
potatoes – white or sweet
Oils / Vinegars / Other
extra virgin olive oil
red wine vinegar
apple cider vinegar
soy sauce (low sodium, gluten-free tamari)
Sriracha or other hot sauce*
nut and seed butters – peanut butter, almond butter, tahini*
dried fruit – raisins, dried cranberries
beans – black beans, chickpeas
grains/legumes – lentils, quinoa, rice (brown, basmati, black)
pasta – whole grain or gluten-free
Canned / Jarred Goods
canned wild salmon*
roasted red peppers*
chipotle peppers in adobo*
*Refrigerate after opening.