Or at least what you are good at!
I've been told I make one helluva salad. LOL. Believe me with my cooking skills I take that as a compliment. The secret is in the layering. You layer everything as you go and then the eater doesn't have to worry about anything but the dressing. When I make salads for others I will simply layer in their salad bowl and let them apply as little or as much dressing as they want.
Here is my favorite salad technique when I am mixing up one for just myself, including an ultra low calorie dressing that I came up with long ago. I call this "shake-a-salad" and it makes for a great lunch or dinner full of good for you stuff!
First, pick your ingredients. I like dark greens mixed with some romaine. I chop onions, peppers, tomatoes and sometimes add carrots and cucumber slices too. If I'm feeling like I need a little more substance I will throw in some garbanzo beans or even some peas. I layer all this stuff in a container as I am cutting it - like a storage container that has a lid so that I can shake it later.
For the dressing I will use a little bit red wine vinegar and a dash of oil, mixing it with seasoning in a small container (again, one with a lid). For the seasoning you can use whatever you like but I usually just use an Italian spice sprinkle. Then I put spicy mustard in the container. I use lots of it because I like a hot dressing and because it makes the mixture a little more thick so it sticks to the greens better. I add a pack of Stevia to the mix and then put the lid on container and shake really hard.
So, having made my dressing I then drizzle it over my salad, put the lid on that container and shake shake shake a salad until everything is fully mixed.
And there you go! Perfectly mixed, perfectly dressed, low cal and full of yummy greens for the tummy :)