Salad Speak 101

Disclaimer: I’m pleased to partner with Cave Tools on this post. From time to time, I work various brands and review their products in exchange for my honest review. Rest assurred, all opinions of this product are my own.

I’ve learned many lessons in my 44 years on this earth. One is the healing power of nutrition. While I love my french fries as the next girl, I also know that getting vitamins and nutrients from fruits and vegetables is extremely important. When I was diagnosed with Type II diabetes two years ago, one of the most important choices I made with my eating habits was to eat at least one or two servings of salad a day. Unfortunately though, I ran out of salad recipes pretty quickly and for the teenagers in my family, it was one of several things:

  • We used too much salad dressing
  • We used too little salad dressing
  • No matter how much salad we ate, it never felt like a main course

And lastly, our salad schedule was this: toss salad, ceasar salad, spring mix, and club salad. Then we would repeat. Every week for almost two years. 

Enter our friends at Cave Tools and the Cave Tools Salad Spinner.

(If you’re of  certain age and group up watching Mighty Mouse, now would be a good time to cue, “Here I come to save the day!”

Using The Cave Tools Salad Spinner

Some of my friends and coworkers have embraced Meatless Mondays.  I have researched it on my own and just can’t shake the idea of consistently not eating any meat in a 24-hour period. I can eat plenty of salad for dinner as long as there’s a variety and meat is included, Our favorite dinner idea with the salad spinner is to have an all-you-eat salad night with three different types of salads.

The beauty of salad night with our new salad spinner! My 13-year-old daughter Jada was my helper in the kitchen and she is now our expert salad spinner.

The salad spinner is easy to use, easy clean, and durable. It is diswasher safe as well.

Salad #1: Tomato/ Cucumber Salad


2 large tomatoes

2 cucumbers

Ranch salad dressing

Place all three ingredients in the strainer (which is inside the bowl) with the salad dressing on top. Seal the bowl with top of the spinner and  and spin about eight minutes.


Salad #2: Taco Salad

After a quick kitchen clean-up and washing of the dishes, we were ready for salad number 2!


Cooked ground beef

Shredded cheese


Chopped  tomatoes


Place the ingredients in the bowl and spin! We used the tortilla chips that are shaped like small bowls and simply scooped the salad mixture into the bowls.

Salad #3: Margarita Fruit Salad 

Margarita fruit salad is a great salad for spring and summer gatherings, and will definitely satisfy any craving for something sweet.




Green grapes


Margarita drink mix (for an adults only version, add tequilla as well)

Spin the salad!

Benefits of Using Cave Tools

While there are other types of salad spinners on the market, I recommend the Cave Tools for the following reasons:

  • High-Quality Products
  • Awesome Customer Service
  • Fast Shipping
  • Product Guarantee
  • Great Prices

To buy the Cave Tools salad spinner, click here or here. If you’d like a 15% discount on the salad spinner, use this code for your order from the Cave tools website: SALAD15.

Have you ever used a salad spinner? What are your family’s favorite salad recipes?

31 thoughts on “Salad Speak 101

  1. That’s a very clever idea to mix all ingredients of salad all together in a spinner. I think I need to add more salad on my menu. Your Margarita fruit salad is quite inspiring!

  2. How cool! We eat a lot of salads, so something like this would be perfect! I will send this to my husband too because I think he would really want one.

  3. So this tool mixes it all together? Maybe this would save me from popping the lid of my bowl when I go to shake mine up! It hasn’t always ended well. Love that you have an all you can eat salad night with options. Sounds like a fun family night!

  4. Oh I love salad spinners but never really thought of using them with dressings, just as a drying tool for cleaning veggies. Meatless mondays is easy btw, add some beans and you are good to go. I promise you won’t die,lol. I’ve been meatless for 25+ years.

  5. Such a cool and easy way to mix your salads without making a big mess! Especially with salad dressing involved. I love salad too.

  6. This is such a good tool for the salad lovers! It can get the dressing coated well on the greens and so neat it can be used for fruit too!!

  7. ooo this looks cool, I don’t have a salad spinner but I have been thinking of getting one! So many ways to use it too!

  8. I’ve never used a salad spinner but have always wanted one. They look like so much fun and very practical. My favorite way to enjoy salad is with Trader Joe’s Goddess Dressing. It makes every bite taste amazing.

  9. We eat salads every day here, and I use my salad spinner to spin lettuce after washing it. I have never thought to mix salad in it – very interesting concept!

  10. I have a salad spinner but have never actually used it for anything but cleaning vegetables. Great idea to add the dressing to it.

  11. Hi there. I love your blog. It’s very inviting. I too am Diabetic and seem to be battling the variety of salads one can make interesting and tasty. I would love to check out some of your salad recipes. I am especially eager to hear if you managed to find any that your children like. My youngsters being tweens and a young teen just don’t appreciate my salads so maybe they would like yours. I’ll search your blog for some of my answers. Take care, Kelli http://www,momscozycorner,com

    • I’m diabetic too so salads have become a regular staple of my diet. My teens did have a hard time adjusting at first, but they also like inventing new salad recipes of their own.

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