Even the most basic ingredients can make a salad sensational. The key is to move beyond iceberg lettuce. There are five different varieties of lettuce, so try mixing at least two to three for your salad creation. Add some protein like chicken, beef, pork or shrimp, and suddenly it's a meal. Experiment with pasta, nuts, chopped bacon and even fruit. Have some fun, and don't forget to go light on the dressing, as that's the most fattening part of any salad.