I doubt you could stand it in salad. It works best if you kind of swish it around in your mouth. You could try the capsules that you can get at the health food store, but when they open in your stomach, you will probably start perspiring and feel weak for a minute or two, and it will burn when they pass through you. For some reason, it needs to be mixed with saliva. If you do that, you won't get the burning later. There is a lot of good info on a site called "bulkherbstore.com"-search for cayenne. I have knocked out sore throats gargling with this mixture. It doesn't taste too bad when it is in the maple syrup-lemonade-Master Cleanse mixture.