Mediterranean salads can be anything from tabbouleh to white beans and prawns in a lemony dressing to small plates of mezze, antipasti and tapas. Joyce Goldstein shows how to make 140 of these delicious, healthy, easy-to-prepare dishes for a sensuous and satisfying meal.With thirty versatile dressings, the reader will expand their salad horizons. By changing the dressing and garnish, a chopped salad can become Moroccan, Spanish or Turkish. Roasted peppers can be Italian with anchovies and olives or spicy with a Tunisian harissa dressing. Beets and greens can move to France with walnut vinaigrette or to the Middle East with tahini dressing. Goldstein explains the art of dressing a salad and how to use dressings as marinades, spreads, dips and finishing sauces. Along the way the cook will learn how to taste, balance flavours and develop their palate.