by Debra Wyatt
(last updated April 10, 2013)
When it comes to having a fresh, crisp salad no other vegetable can compare. Choosing from a variety of greens and then adding cooked and raw vegetables, along with crisp accents and a flavorful dressing, can lead to endless combinations.
Salads are great for any meal-enhancer and are very versatile. They can be used as appetizers, as a first course, accompaniments to dinner, or even as the whole meal. Some people even use salads as a desert.
The nice thing about making a fresh green salad is that you can use your creativity and create any type of salad. It is easy to as long as you know what type of lettuces there are and how to combine the different ingredients to take advantage of the different flavors, texture, and appearance. Greens are the most vital part of most salads. It helps to know the most common market and garden varieties of the different types of greens.
Try to experiment with the many different combinations of greens, and you decide which ones you like best.
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