Salad Cook Book Author:Better Cooking Library A salad is probably the most versatile course in the whole meal, and can be made from almost any combination of foods. Try a small piquant salad as a first course, and start your meal with a fluorish. Serve a salad with the main course, as a contrast with the main dish. With a bland creamy entree, serve a crisp spicy salad. With a hot spicy main... more » dish, present a bland salad, even one that is slightly sweet.
Salads are, of course, delightful as the main dish in a meal. They should be hearty, using meat, fish or eggs, combined with fruits or vegetables. In the summer time especially, one needs only rolls, dessert and a beverage for a complete lunch or dinner.
And don't forget salads for dessert. Frozen or molded salads, or fruits and cheese, make a light and satisfying finale for any meal.« less