I'm trying to eat healthier and get more vegetables in my diet. To this for this reason, last night I had my first salad ever. It was pretty miserable! The lettuce really got my gag reflexes going - I think this is just mental conditioning from my I-hate-salads-even-though-I-never-tried-one childhood. Maybe that will pass in time, I had a similar but less intense reaction to bananas - which I can now eat just fine.
The other thing that I really didn't like what the salad dressing on my tongue. It was an Asiago Peppercorn dressing, which I used lightly. I think it would be fine on a sandwich, etc, but I just don't like it directly on my tongue. So I tried making a wrap out of my salad using a sun dried tomato wrap - this seemed somewhat better, but I still had to deal with the lettuce. I think I will just need to shred the lettuce, as it's not the flavor that bothers me but rather the texture of chewing on those big chunks.
I am going to continue experimenting with salads, as I'm sure sooner or later I will get over my mental conditioning and find something I like. I used to work at a coffee shop/cafe where we made a lot of salads that looked pretty good, so I'm going to recreate some of them. I think next will be our "Berry Good" salad - spinach with a raspberry vinaigrette, and various berries. That one always looked good, but I never could force myself to try it. I'm hoping I will be able to tolerate the spinach better than the iceberg/romanie mix I had last night!
Anybody have any suggestions? Particularly on toning down the dressing?