A garden salad (also green salad or tossed salad) is a salad consisting mostly of fresh vegetables. The base for the salad are greens such as lettuce or mesclun.
The proper garden salad is served with a dressing, such as vinaigrette, French dressing, ranch dressing, honey mustard, Italian dressing, Thousand Island dressing, or blue cheese dressing.
Large garden salads may be served as a main course. These may have additional ingredients, such as meats or seafood. Small garden salads may be termed a "side salad." The ingredients are often tossed quickly in a bowl with the dressing.
Possible ingredients include:
- tomato, cut into wedges, sliced, chopped or bite-sized such as cherry tomatoes
- carrot, sliced or shredded
- onion, sliced or chopped
- cucumber, sliced
- mushroom, usually sliced buttons
- bell pepper, sliced or chopped
- broccoli florets
- celery, sliced
- bacon bits
- cheese, shredded or cubed
- hard boiled egg, sliced, wedged or chopped
- radish, usually sliced thin
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