A side salad serves a few purposes. One, is the obvious, you get in a hearty serving of low calorie, high fiber vegetables. Two, a salad is a plate filler. When making a side salad be cautious of toppings such as cheese, nuts, dried fruit and dressings. Remember, you are making a side salad not a trail mix over lettuce.
(choose as much as you like)
Use a small amount of olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, salt, pepper and spices.
It is best to avoid bottled dressings.