I would not trade my kingdom for a salad but I agree with Nigel Slater that a salad is always welcome at the table, especially now that the weather is warning up. It often takes the top spot on my lunch.
Salads also allow you to get creative while keeping it simple.
My most recent improvisation was a baby spinach salad with heirloom tomatoes and sweet mangoes.
For the dressing I used just the right blend of olive oil, whole grain mustard and balsamic vinegar. I do not measure anything but trust my instincts.
I rarely if ever use bottled salad dressing.
In the most recent Issue of The Observer Food Monthly, Nigel Stater shares 5 Favorite Salads.
I might try the Tomato, Quinoa, Chili, Lime and Avocado recipe.
You say Tomato, I say Potato: Beefheart (not the Captain) Tomatoes