Like its mate, the perfect vinaigrette, the
perfect tossed salad is a matter of proportion: four parts salad
to one part dressing. Allot a generous handful of greens for
each person, about one loosely packed cup, and place in a large
serving bowl. Sprinkle generously with coarse salt and freshly
ground black pepper. Dress sparingly with vinaigrette (about 1/4
cup of dressing for 4 cups greens). For added flavor, rub the
inside of the salad bowl with a garlic clove before filling with
greens. Toss well, and serve immediately.
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