I love a simple salad of some kind of lettuce (romaine, arugula, spinach) with a fruit (strawberry, mango, grape), cheese (feta or goat) and onion (green or red soaked in water). What makes the salad for me is the type of dressing, you can really spruce up a salad with a fancy dressing.
A while back I recieved an insert in a magazine that had 50 Salad Dressing recipes and I've kept it and I use it every week (the little booklet is looking worse for wear at this point).
You can check out all 50 recipes on the Food Network website but I decided to share my favorite three.
Lemon Balsamic: Whisk 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 2 teaspoon Dijon mustard, ½ teaspoon kosher salt and pepper to taste. Gradually whisk in ½ cup olive oil
Truffle: Whisk 2 tablespoon each Dijon mustard and champagne vinegar, 1 minced shallot, ½ teaspoon kosher salt and pepper to taste. Gradually whisk in 1/3 cup truffle oil and ¼ cup olive oil
Classic Vinaigrette: Whisk 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar, 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard, ½ teaspoon kosher salt, and pepper to taste. Gradually whisk in 1/3 to ½ cup olive oil
I know these recipes don't seem like the most adventureous but they are easy and delicious. There are many more I want to try like Green Goddess, Asian Sesame and Creamy Blue Cheese.
I tend to whip up the full recipe and store them in a mason jar in the fridge and use them all week.