Restaurants sometimes glop on too much dressing. That doesn’t mean your only option is to get it on the side.
When applied correctly, dressing should lightly coat each leaf as well as other vegetables/cheese/meat in the salad.
There’s no way you, as a diner, can apply that light coat of dressing at the table. There’s just not enough room on the plate to toss that salad thoroughly.
So, instead of taking the do-it-yourself approach, ask for dressing on the salad…but specify that you want just a moderate amount on your salad. That way, you can enjoy dressing, reasonably applied, correctly.
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