A salad without dressing is not good for your health – apparently. I nearly always eat salads without the dressing simply because I don’t like it. On the rare occasion I do, it is a soya sauce and chilli based dressing without any oil! If this article on Why we need fat in our salad is to be believed, I may not be getting the full benefit of all the nutrients in my salad without a fat based dressing. Apparently the fat helps the absorbtion of certain nutrients in the salad. If that’s true then is it possible that the fat from other foods that I might eat with the salad will help absorbtion of those same nutrients? I suspect so. One fact that is more believable is the merits of monounsaturated oils. So if I am ever tempted to use a fat based salad dressing, olive oil it will be then!