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The wide variety of types of salads make it hard to give advice that applies to al salads, but some standard rules of thumb that you must pay attention to are:

bulletUse the freshest ingredients available
bulletMild tasting vegetables like leafy greens must offer texture to the plate by being crisp, and make sure they are free from sand or blemishes.  If serving a dressing , dress the salad by lightly tossing with the dressing prior to service when possible to insure the proper mixture of flavor.
bulletYou may wish to dress dense or strong tasting vegetables by marinating them a day in advance to balance their flavor.
bulletPlate and serve  cold salads at the last possible minute in a cold dish
bulletNever overcrowd the plate.  It is a good idea never to let the salad presentation flow outside of the inner rim of the plate.

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