Appetizer Salad, Side Salad,
Entree Salad, Dessert Salad,............
Salad is a wide variety of dishes such as
vegetable salads, salads of pasta, legumes, eggs, or grains; mixed
salads incorporating meat, poultry, or seafood; and fruit salads. They
may include a mixture of cold and hot, often including raw vegetables
Green salads include leaf lettuce and leafy vegetables with a sauce or
dressing. Other salads are based on pasta, noodles, or gelatine. Most
salads are traditionally served cold, although some, such as potato
salad, are served warm.
Green salads are usually served with 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. They may be:
Appetizer salads, light salads to
stimulate the appetite as the first course of the meal.
Side salads, to accompany the entrée as a
Entrée salads, served as the main dish,
usually containing a portion meat, such as chicken or beef.
Dessert salads, sweet versions usually
containing gelatine or whipped cream.