By Alison Ladman
For The Associated Press
Salads can be a great way to pile on the vegetables, not to mention serve as a fine canvas for showing off summer's bounty.
But sometimes — OK, a lot of times — eating a plate full of greens can be a bit boring. Then there are the toppings. Too often, we are tempted to pile on fatty toppings like cheese, bacon, seeds and nuts, or rich dressings, all in an attempt to amplify the flavor.