Welcome to our Salad Directory. It doesn't have to be the month of May (salad month) to enjoy a good salad. Nope not at all! Salads are popular all year round and move from summer salads to winter salads in a snap. And when the holiday season approaches; you can bet there will be plenty of dessert salads in all shapes and colors too :)
"Salad is any of a wide variety of dishes including: green salads; vegetable salads; salads of pasta, legumes, or grains; mixed salads incorporating meat, poultry, or seafood; and fruit salads. They include a mixture of cold or hot foods, often including raw vegetables and/or fruits."
Green Salads include leaf lettuce and vegetables with a dressing. Other salads are based on pasta, noodles, or gelatin. Most salads are traditionally served cold, although some, such as German potato salad, are served hot.
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Garden salads: The "garden salad" is often composed of vegetables built up on a base of leaf vegetables. Common vegetables include tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, mushrooms, onions, carrots and radishes. (see Garden Salad) for this and information on herb salads, lettuce, caesar, cobb and greek salads. All of which are considered garden salads.
Some Salads are based on a food item, instead of a mix of different fresh green vegetable. Good examples: potato salad, pasta salads, coleslaw made with cabbage, egg salad made with eggs, ham salad made with ham, tuna salad, pea salad made with peas then tossed in a salad sauce and bean salads.
Dips: Many times salads are served in platters with "Dips" as easy finger foods. Dip platters are usually the same food items that you would have in a regular salad except the vegetables are cut up larger for better finger holds. Very popular as party food.
Cold Meat Salad: Cold meat salads are perfect and popular for a quick lunch at home or from a deli on your lunch break. Cold meat salads are also popular for brunch and often served at tea houses, cafes and pubs.
Citrus Green Salads: These salads are light, refreshing and seem to taste on the tropical side. Many recipes are popular with walnuts, beats, orange slices, grapefruit, cranberries, and many times topped with a fruity vinaigrette dressing.
Jell-O salad, or congealed salad is the common name for a molded salad made with flavored gelatin, fruit etc. Other ingredients may include cottage cheese, cream cheese, marshmallows, nuts or pretzels. Because of its many elements, the result has speckled bits of color against a colored gelatin background.
Sauced Fruit Salads: Fruit Salads do not contain lettuce at all. Many times the fruit sauce that's pored over the dish is not added until right before serving as to save some varieties of fruit (such as sliced bananas) from getting soggy.
Fruit salad: (also called Macedonia) is a dish consisting of various kinds of fruit, served either in their own juices or a syrup. In different forms fruit salad can be served as an appetizer, a side-salad, or a dessert. When served as an appetizer or as a dessert, a fruit salad is also known as a fruit cocktail.
Seafood Salad: Seafood Salad is a dish prepared with one or more types of seafood and can be served either as a type of seafood garden salad or as a seafood pasta salad. A very popular salad is the "Crab Louie.' that is made with Dungeness Crab. The photo showing is a shrimp salad.
Salad Sandwich's: Sandwiches are commonly carried to work or school to be eaten as the midday meal as part of a packed lunch or lunchbox, and carried on trips, picnics etc. They are widely sold in sandwich shops and in cafes. Salad Sandwiches eaten in pita bread pockets are popular all over.
Popular Waldorf Salad: A Waldorf salad is a salad consisting of fine sliced apple and celery (Julienne), chopped walnuts, mayonnaise or a mayonnaise-based dressing.
Other common vegetable additions in a green salad include cucumbers, peppers, mushrooms, onions, spring onions, red onions, avocado, carrots, celery, and radishes. Other ingredients, such as tomatoes, pasta, olive, hard boiled egg, artichoke hearts, heart of palm, roasted red bell peppers, cooked potatoes, rice, sweet corn, green beans, black beans, croutons, cheeses, meat (e.g. bacon, chicken), or fish (e.g. tuna, shrimp), are sometimes added to salads.