How to Make Composed Salads

Individually prepared composed salads make a beautiful presentation to any meal, be it a usual weeknight or entertaining special guests. Follow our guide to learn just how to master this technique.

Composed Salads
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Composed Salads

There are two ways to make a salad: Put everything in a bowl, add the dressing, and toss it all together; or arrange and layer everything on invidividual plates, drizzling the dressing on top of each. The latter is a "composed salad." It makes an eye-catching presentation with all the various ingredients displayed on the plate. This gallery explains just how to do it, step-by-step.

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