I am a 47 year old salad newbie. I've only eaten salad in the past year or so. Here's the unconventional trick that works best for me:
Take salad and put it as a layer on your plate
Heap lots of hot meat on top of it.
Works best with a stew, so that the sauce flavors the salad
That way it wilts slightly. Over time I'm eating more and more salad and tolerating it with less sauce. Not to loving it yet, but I think it's possible (which I would have denied a year ago!)
Everyone has always said to me "just use salad dressing". I don't like most salad dressings and I don't (didn't?) like the crunch of raw salad, so that approach didn't work. I'm glad I stumbled upon something that worked for me. Keep experimenting...you'll find a way.
Zone diet on and off for several years....worked, but too much focus on exact meal composition
Primal since July 2010...skinniest I've ever been and the least stressed about food