We've all encountered a wimpy plate of greens with a few slices of cucumber and a piece of tomato, trying to pass as a salad, at some point or another. Forget satisfying, that's not even appetizing. And it gives salads everywhere a bad name.
A good salad is a wonderful and glorious thing. It has a place as an appetizer, side dish, go-to weekday lunch, and when made right, it can even hold its own as dinner. The trick is knowing the essential steps for creating a salad that's supremely satisfying and far from wimpy.