How to Troubleshoot Your Salad

Making a bad salad is easy: Throw together ill-matched ingredients of questionable freshness, and pour gloopy bottled dressing over the top. Bad salad, done. The good news is that making a good salad is easy too. Just follow a few simple guidelines and think about the components: You'll be tossing sweet with salty, crunchy with juicy in no time. Or look at our recipes—consider them cheat sheets, direct access to quality salad time.

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