I decided to make a chef salad for our lunch. Here is a picture of it.
To the greens, I added a couple of sliced boiled eggs (from our chickens), some sliced black olives, some grated cheese and some shaved turkey. The jar sitting beside it contains a poppy seed dressing that I like to make. I started making my own salad dressing a few months ago when I realized that all the ones you buy in the store are loaded with preservatives and ingredients I couldn't pronounce.
So I encourage you to start making your own. It is easy to do and is much cheaper! Here's a picture of the ingredients that I used for this dressing. The recipe follows.
Mix the following together in a jar, screw on lid and shake well.
2 - 4 tablespoons of sugar (depending on your taste)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup oil (I add 1 tsp. Sesame oil for an oriental flavor, but not necessary)
1 teaspoon prepared mustard (I used Dijon, but plain old yellow mustard is fine)
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
I think you could substitute balsamic or apple cider vinegar, but I like to use red wine vinegar. This is just super-easy to make. Give it a try!