Which greens you use and what you add or omit are optional and can change from day to day, season to season -- it's the dressing that makes this salad so good.
1/3 cup olive oil
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon minced garlic (optional)
6 cups mixed greens
Dried cranberries (optional)
1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese (optional)
Combine oil, vinegar, syrup, mustard, and garlic, if desired, in a mason jar. Cover tightly and shake vigorously until ingredients are well combined. Place remaining ingredients in a large salad bowl and toss with enough dressing to coat (but not soak). Serve immediately.