When I was in Paris last week, writing about why Parisians are skinnier than Americans, I tried my best to continue my clean eating. (Bahahaaaaaaaa! Yeah right!) Well, at least I did try to order a salad at every meal. Mostly because I am always looking at ways to stay out of a veggie rut, and trying new combos of veggies in salads is a great way to do that. So that meant, at every meal in Paris, I busted out my huge camera to take a picture of my salad.
I got glares, I got stares, but I didn’t care.
And that’s how we have…
My Top 8 Salads of Paris
1. Butter lettuce, arugula, pomegranate seeds, watermelon, pineapple, mini shrimp and avocado
2. Greek salad with cucumber, feta, marinated bell pepper and several types of olives
3. Butter lettuce, red tomatoes, shredded carrots, corn and parsley (This is what came out when I ordered the crudités plate. I thought it’d just be carrot sticks, celery, cucumber and broccoli with some hummus or something. Boy, was I deliciously mistaken!)
4. Romaine with hard-boiled egg, tomato and strings of salami, ham and provolone
5. Mixed greens topped with shredded beets (Never woulda thought!)
6. Iceberg lettuce (I think? Sorry, this was one of our 4 wine carafe nights) with smoked chicken chunks, cherry tomatoes, chives and homemade croutons
7. Butter lettuce with red and yellow cherry tomatoes, sliced avocado, smoked chicken chunks, prosciutto ribbons and chives
8. Mashed potatoes topped with paprika, cooked peas, roasted red potatoes and (in the glass shooter) bell peppers and onions in a tomato sauce (This was the “veggie plate” at one restaurant, the closest thing they had to salad. I can’t remember what the red thing on the left was.)
What are your favorite salad combos? Share them in the comments section below.