In a strongly flavoured soup/stew, curry, or sauce, or salad, you sometimes add other ingredients (eg mixed vegetables) that do not strongly influence the flavor of the end result, but are chosen for color/looks, nutrition, texture or bulk. The flavor/character of the dish itself gets defined/dominated by the spices, aromatics, broths used. They can be, within limits, replaced to make a variation of the same dish.
Is there a proper term to describe that class of ingredients in a recipe?
"Toppings" seems to be specific to salad and pizza, AND sometimes refers to something that defines the flavor/character a lot.
"bulk ingredients" is ambigous, could also refer to how they were procured.
"main ingredients" seems ambigous too.
"mixins" sounds too informal.
"garnish" appears specific to things added to the mostly-cooked dish.