Favorite salad base?

dubird Posts: 1,849 Member
Just curious to see what others do. I prefer my leaf base to raw spinach with a bit of romaine and iceberg thrown in. What are other combos that work well? (not talking toppings or dressing, just the green stuff)


  • Francl27
    Francl27 Posts: 26,372 Member
    Spring mix here!
  • Sabine_Stroehm
    Sabine_Stroehm Posts: 19,263 Member
    Francl27 wrote: »
    Spring mix here!
    Spring mix and romaine. I like spinach, but not as much when it's my salad base.
  • dubird
    dubird Posts: 1,849 Member
    Raw is the only way I actually like spinach, so I figure at least I'm getting it somewhere! XD
  • JeffseekingV
    JeffseekingV Posts: 3,165 Member
    I don't have one because I use a Vitamix and drink my baby spinach.
  • BarbieAS
    BarbieAS Posts: 1,414 Member
    edited January 2015
    Depends on what the toppings are going to be, honestly, and when/where I'm getting it. But, generally, it's one of 3:

    Red or green leaf (I get this for my typical lunchtime salads I pack at home for work; pretty cheap at the grocery store and lasts awhile if you clean/store it properly)
    50/50 spring mix and spinach (I get that at salad bars, I find spring mix doesn't last long enough at home)
    Arugula (if I get a taste for a certain salad combo I like I'l grab that for the week since it goes best)
  • MakePeasNotWar
    MakePeasNotWar Posts: 1,329 Member
    +1 for the 50/50 baby spinach/spring mix
  • Laurend224
    Laurend224 Posts: 1,748 Member
    Spring mix!
  • ryanhorn
    ryanhorn Posts: 355 Member
    Kale please!
  • Need2Exerc1se
    Need2Exerc1se Posts: 13,576 Member
    If we're only talking green stuff, then any type of mild soft green will do for me. Lettuces, spinach, baby kale, baby collards, chard, napa, etc. I like to add in some spicier greens like watercress or arugula as well.

    But many of my salads bases are not green. I like grain, pasta and spaghetti squash based salads as well. Or meat based, like chicken, egg or tuna, though I do typically serve those on a bed of soft greens.
  • kristen6350
    kristen6350 Posts: 1,094 Member
    Romaine. It's my best friend...LOL
  • cwolfman13
    cwolfman13 Posts: 41,876 Member
    spring mix with some greens like baby spinach, baby kale, chard, etc
  • MoiAussi93
    MoiAussi93 Posts: 1,948 Member
    Arugula is my favorite. Spinach is my second choice.
  • astrose00
    astrose00 Posts: 754 Member
    Kale!!! It's so hardy and really fills me up. Yummy. I will so mix it with Mesclun Mix for different textures.
  • crystalewhite
    crystalewhite Posts: 422 Member
    If I am not doing a spinach/romaine combo I use sweet butter lettuce.
  • rbfdac
    rbfdac Posts: 1,057 Member
    Spring mix here as well! If not spring, then all baby spinach.