I love completely changing everything about common salads once and while. The typical every night salad for me consists of some type of lettuce, tomato, cucumber, red onion, and maybe avocado, nuts, cranberry or beets. Always with homemade dressing. I stopped using the store bought stuff a while ago. I can make my own with high quality extra virgin olive oil instead of toxic vegetable/soybean oil. I love to add either fresh lemon or apple cider vinegar, fresh or dried herbs, fresh garlic and stone ground mustard.
Salad comes alive with this amount of freshness and flavor. It's quite simple to whisk a large batch to keep on had at all times, and you will save money not buying bottles full of unhealthy oils mixed with chemicals and preservatives.
This tart, crunchy, salad is wonderful to serve in the winter time when citrus fruits are abundant. I love the smooth, thin shreds of sharp cheddar cheese and buttery walnuts. A simple dressing of olive or walnut oil with apple cider vinegar is quick to prepare and full of flavor.