For ease, price and taste, I often make a Garbage Salad. I should write a hub on it. You use a dinner plate to hold chopped fresh greens, such as romaine, spinach, leaf lettuce, etc. Next, you gather the following ingredients: black beans, imitation (or real) crab, chopped fresh tomato, chopped hard boiled egg, grated cheese (any kind) and avocado (optional). Place a generous scoop of each around the outer edge of the plate, each ingredient touching each other, and be sure to color coordinate for eye appeal. There should be only a small amount of greens showing in the middle. It always tastes best when using two different salad dressings combined together (your choice). We last used a ceasar vinaigreette with a creamy french dressing. Actually, you can vary the ingredients any way that you like, as long as all the ingredients taste good together and have eye appeal. Just toss it all together, pour the dressings on and enjoy. It's a great, quick meal that is light and refreshing during the summer months. It tastes great with some crusty French bread on the side!