I would recommend your first try with a salad be to eat it "with" something else you know is Safe. Maybe a chicken breast or whatever... yea, chicken parm! mmmm.. Maybe eat it as a side dish, instead of before your meal. And chew well. Then graduate to more each time... you will get a feel for it. Some folks just don't have any problems with anything. Some do and have to be cautious. I'm of the cautious variety, but please do try it in small portions... I remember nibbling from boyfriend's salad the first couple of times. It eased the craving, then I graduated to my own!!! Just my experience.