I am 8 weeks out and I love salads too! I had a salad with chicken last night. I ate the chicken first then I pretty much chewed the lettuce down to nothing. I had my dressing on the side and I dipped the lettuce in the dressing so I wouldn't eat so much dressing. I really could only eat a few bites of lettuce after I ate the chicken, I was full. But it was good! No problem so far. I think you have to try it out yourself in a very small amount as long as your surgeon says it is ok. Everyone is different. What bothers one person's sleeve may not bother another person's sleeve. Hope it goes well for you!