There are good reasons to give salad its due consideration, especially now that we have put 2017ís major feasts behind us. A salad adds some critical lightness and crunch to a meal.
Salads can also be out-and-out beautiful, with very little work. Here, a few types of lettuces mingle with slivers of red onion, tart apples and cranberries, and creamy goat cheese, tied together with a zippy dressing. You could add some chopped pecans or walnuts, or slivered almonds on top if you like.
This stunner comes together in 20 minutes, and is a bowl of vibrant color and texture.
Katie Workman, Associated Press