Salads are a category of dishes whose prototype is raw vegetables served with a sauce or dressing including oil and an acid as a light savory dish, with a minimum of three ingredients. Salads also include a variety of related dishes, including ones with cold cooked vegetables, including grains and pasta; ones which add cold meat or seafood; sweet dishes made of cut-up fruit; and even warm dishes. Though the prototypical salad is light, a dinner salad can constitute a complete meal.
Salads are generally served with a dressing, as well as various garnishes such as nuts or croutons, and sometimes with the addition of meat, fish, pasta, cheese, eggs, or whole grains.
Salads may be served at any point during a meal, such as:
- Appetizer salads, light salads to stimulate the appetite as the first course of the meal.
- Side salads, to accompany the main course as a side dish.
- Main course salads, usually containing a portion of protein, such as chicken breast or slices of beef.
- Palate-cleansing salads, to settle the stomach after the main course.
- Dessert salads, sweet versions usually containing fruit, gelatin or whipped cream.
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Famous quotes containing the word salad:
“To make a good salad is to be a brilliant diplomatistthe problem is entirely the same in both cases. To know exactly how much oil one must put with ones vinegar.”
—Oscar Wilde (18541900)
“A woman should never be seen eating or drinking, unless it be lobster salad and Champagne, the only true feminine & becoming viands.”
—George Gordon Noel Byron (17881824)
“Its certain that fine women eat
A crazy salad with their meat
Whereby the Horn of Plenty is undone.”
—William Butler Yeats (18651939)