Why does a green salad have to be green? Is it the same as a mixed salad? Either way, it's all about the jewels of raw veg, zingy vinaigrette or creamy dressing that decorate the crown. When it comes to wine pairing; match to the dressing, not the leaves. Light, zippy wines are heavenly for all those high acidity dressings, while bolder wines are wickedly good with the Caesar or blue cheese variety of salad.