Review any restaurant menu and you’ll see a revival of the humble salad, which has moved from first course to main course in many menus. Salads these days can run the gamut from hearty affairs topped with steak or chicken to lighter, luncheon-style side salads that require little preparation. In the midst of summer, you can’t find a better al fresco main course for that backyard picnic. If you’re prone to experimenting, salads are a place to do just that, as many ingredients can go together nicely to create a terrific mix. Peruse the produce section at your local market or a Saturday farmer’s market and you’ll find more options now than ever. Build on a bed of healthy spinach or a peppery blend of baby greens. Think traditional and crispy with pale green iceberg lettuce. Share your favorite combinations with us.