The key is that the salad has to be more than just some iceberg lettuce and dressing. In other words, not plain. It should have a lot going for it and flavors/ingredients that complement each other.
Some of my faves to make at home:
Greek salad...mixed greens with red onion, Greek olives, feta cheese, tomatoes, and cucumbers. Topped with a Greek Vinagrette dressing.
Southwest Chicken Salad....coleslaw mix (yes. Coleslaw mix. That comes in a bag with shredded lettuce, cabbage, carrots etc. It makes a great crunchy salad) with corn, black beans, tomato, shredded chicken, onion, maybe some avocado. Topped with chipotle-lime dressing (Market Pantry brand at Target has a delicious one).
Strawberry poppyseed salad....baby spinach is best, with strawberries, red onion, blue cheese, and walnuts. Topped with a poppyseed dressing.
If you like salad, what are some of your favorite combos?!