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Spicy-Sweet Pecans add crunch to a basic lettuce salad.

Topping it off: Add texture to enliven salads

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In previous installments of this Salad Days of Summer series, we’ve tackled the basics — greens and dressings.

But for this final exploration, it’s time to consider the additions that can turn a salad from ho-hum to spectacular. For lack of a better word, let’s call them toppings.

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Beth Rickers
Beth Rickers is the veteran in the newspaper staff with 25 years as the Daily Globe's Features Editor. Interests include cooking, traveling and beer tasting and making with her home-brewing husband, Bryan. She writes an Area Voices blog called Lagniappe, which is a Creole term that means "a little something extra." It can be found at  
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