Garden Salad

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
  • olive
  • broccoli florets
  • celery, sliced
  • avocado
  • bacon bits
  • cheese, shredded or cubed
  • hard boiled egg, sliced, wedged or chopped
  • croutons
  • radish, usually sliced thin

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