It is important when making salads to understand the quality of ingredients being used. The fresher the ingredients the more careful one has to be, not to cover up the nuances of those fresh ingredients. In some parts of the country it is difficult to obtain such ingredients on a regular bases and in these cases understanding how to bring out the best of what the product has to offer is paramount.
Salads should be simple and fresh in presentation and flavor. They should be well thought out , and balanced in texture and nutritional content.