A while ago, I started serving my salads on a platter instead of in a bowl.
A few reasons why:
1. It looks really pretty.
2. Once a salad is tossed all the toppings go to the bottom of the bowl - when served on a platter you can get a nice balance of toppings and salad.
Salads add pretty color to any meal. (Don't mind my slightly too toasted candied almonds in this picture - I was on the phone with my brother and helping my sister decide where to hang a towl hook at the same time these were on the stove, luckily my uncle saved them before they were all black.)