It’s salad time! The days of the boring salad are over. Salads can be some of the best ways to eat colorful, nutrient-dense foods.

There are a lot of different types of salads out there. Most of these salads has three different subgroups: tossed, composed, and bound. 

Here’s Tossed Salad you need to know about, including how to identify and make each one: 


This is probably what you think of when you think “salad.” Tossed salads are made by tossing ingredients (and usually dressing) in a haphazard way, so that they end up evenly mixed. 

Types of tossed salads you may be familiar with are: 

Caesar Salad

This Caesar Salad is crisp and delicious with a rich parmesan garlic dressing and lots of fresh lemon.

Crispy romaine lettuce lightly coated in a creamy dressing, topped with soft-cooked eggs, crispy bacon, crunchy croutons, and Parmesan cheese.

Read about Caesar Cardini who developed this salad.

Leafy Green

Leafy green salad is like the little black dress or the crisp white shirt. You can dress it up by tossing it with an exquisite aged balsamic vinaigrette and plating it; or you can dress it down and serve it family-style in a generous bowl with a more casual mustard vinaigrette.

Greek Salad

A traditional Greek salad consists of sliced cucumbers, tomatoes, green bell pepper, red onion, olives, and feta cheese. This classic combination is delicious, so I stick to it, just adding a handful of mint leaves for a fresh finishing touch.


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