While I might be tempted to turn my plain salad into a taco salad once in a while, I've just learned of several ingredients that can be added to a salad to add to it's nutritional value and taste fantastic. Among those that might not immediately come to mind when putting a salad together include fruits, like apples or berries, nuts and seeds, and seafood, like salmon.
Click the post title for an article on CNN.com about the subject and some sample recipes.
I usually try to make a salad into a meal ...so things like fruits, leftover chicken turkey or salmon, nuts and flax oil viniagrette are regular parts of the "meal."
Today, I threw in deli turkey and sliced up orange with the regulars like mixed field greens, grape tomatoes, cukes, sweet peppers and carrots. It ends up being a bowl with every nutritional variable covered.
I don't even try to be standard about the tableware..I use a pretty serving bowl. That way I can get tons of fresh veggies which make up the bulk of the meal.