The Best Salad I Ever Ate


This salad is the holy grail of salads. It tastes amazing and it is highly nutritious.

After I eat it, I feel like some should give me a sticker that says ‘good job’ or something. I feel so proud of myself for eating this instead of cheese and crackers, which has sadly been my lunch more often than not, these last few months, with no energy to even heat up left overs.

Usually, when I eat salads, it leaves me wanting more of something to eat. It never really fills me up, or keeps me fullย for long.

But this salad, will fill you up and keep your tummy quiet for hours.

On a side note, most Real Foodies do not eat raw spinach. They only eat it cooked. In my gut, I feel like my thyroid is fine and I digest the spinach fine. I don’t eat gallons of raw spinach, maybe a salad or two a week, so I think it’s a OK for me. But I’m no expert, I am just telling ya’ll what I eat.

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Also, I have to give credit where credit is due. I did not come up with this salad. My mother-in-law did. I can’t tell you how many things she has taught me how to cook and make. I am so grateful for her kitchen-and laundry, for that matter-expertise.

Here is the recipe:

The Best Salad I Ever Ate


  • A bowl full of spinach leaves or whatever greens you have on hand
  • A half of a tomato chopped
  • Half of an avocado chopped
  • Some chopped onion
  • One hard boiled egg, chopped
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • Raw apple cider vinegar
  • Extra virgin olive oil, to taste




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  • Kendra
    February 22, 2012 at 4:42 PM

    This looks delicious! I love spinach salads and I agree with you, it is ok to eat raw. Thanks for the recipe! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Another Kendra
    February 23, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Hahaha… I periodically read your blog, but usually don’t comment. I was going to say that this salad has been my staple since I’ve been changing my eating habits (using South Beach guidelines… FABULOUS by the way), and was tickled to see the other commenter was a Kendra. A great salad!

    • Stephanie
      February 23, 2012 at 12:54 PM

      Glad you like! And glad to have you comment! I love to get to know my readers more through commenting. Have a great day. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sarah, TheHealthyHomeEconomist
    February 23, 2012 at 4:52 PM

    Hi Stephanie, a raw spinach salad every now and then is fine. One every day or pretty often is a recipe for kidney stones though!

    • Stephanie
      February 23, 2012 at 5:37 PM

      Hi Sarah! That makes me feel so much better, thanks for commenting. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Samantha
    February 23, 2012 at 7:17 PM

    This is fabulous!! Using the raw apple cider vinegar aids digestion, as well. So do other FERMENTED foods!

  • mommato3
    February 27, 2012 at 3:23 AM

    LOL I eat raw spinach all the time. Id eat it by the handfuls when I was preggers. I didnt know there was a risk in it. …..

  • Lisa Waszkiewicz
    February 28, 2012 at 12:47 AM

    I give you 1,000 gold stars for choosing a salad instead of cheese. I love raw spinach. It just so happens I have all the fixins’ for this in my fridge. Thanks for solving my dinner dilemma tonight ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Stephanie
      February 28, 2012 at 12:52 AM

      Thank you, my dear!

  • Danielle
    February 29, 2012 at 7:30 AM

    mmmmmm, going grocery shopping and will have to pick up for this!

  • Priscilla
    March 14, 2012 at 9:31 AM

    I also add bacon to this and balsamic vinaigrette for the dressing. A little grating of parmesan as well.

    • Stephanie
      March 14, 2012 at 5:55 PM

      I add bacon sometimes too, so yummy!