Salad

Salad
Salad platter.jpg
Main ingredientsA base of vegetables, fruits, meat, eggs, or grains; mixed with a sauce.
VariationsMany

A salad is a dish consisting of a mixture of small pieces of food, usually vegetables.[1][2] However, different varieties of salad may contain virtually any type of ready-to-eat food. Salads are typically served at room temperature or chilled, with notable exceptions such as south German potato salad which is served warm.

Garden salads use a base of leafy greens such as lettuce, arugula/rocket, kale or spinach; they are common enough that the word salad alone often refers specifically to garden salads. Other types include bean salad, tuna salad, fattoush, Greek salad (vegetable based, but without leafy greens), and sōmen salad (a noodle-based salad). The sauce used to flavor a salad is commonly called a salad dressing; most salad dressings are based on either a mixture of oil and vinegar or a fermented milk product like kefir.

Salads may be served at any point during a meal:

Etymology

Green leaf salad with salmon and bread

The word "salad" comes from the French salade of the same meaning, from the Latin salata (salty), from sal (salt). In English, the word first appears as "salad" or "sallet" in the 14th century. Salt is associated with salad because vegetables were seasoned with brine or salty oil-and-vinegar dressings during Roman times.[3] The phrase "salad days", meaning a "time of youthful inexperience" (based on the notion of "green"), is first recorded by Shakespeare in 1606, while the use of salad bar, referring to a buffet-style serving of salad ingredients, first appeared in American English in 1976.[3]

Other Languages
العربية: سلطة (طعام)
aragonés: Apanyizo
ܐܪܡܝܐ: ܙܠܛܐ
armãneashti: Sâlatâ (mâcari)
asturianu: Ensalada
azərbaycanca: Salat
تۆرکجه: سالاد
বাংলা: সালাদ
беларуская: Салата (страва)
भोजपुरी: सलाद
български: Салата
Boarisch: Salod
català: Amanida
Cebuano: Ensalada
čeština: Salát (pokrm)
Cymraeg: Salad
Ελληνικά: Σαλάτα
español: Ensalada
Esperanto: Salato
euskara: Entsalada
فارسی: سالاد
français: Salade (mets)
galego: Ensalada
گیلکی: سالات
한국어: 샐러드
հայերեն: Աղցան
हिन्दी: सलाद
hrvatski: Salata
Ido: Salado
Bahasa Indonesia: Selada (hidangan)
italiano: Insalata
עברית: סלט
Basa Jawa: Salad
ಕನ್ನಡ: ಸ್ಯಾಲಡ್
қазақша: Авторитарлық
Kiswahili: Kachumbari
Kreyòl ayisyen: Salad
kurdî: Selete
кырык мары: Салат
Latina: Acetaria
lietuvių: Salotos
македонски: Салата
മലയാളം: സാലഡ്
مازِرونی: سالات
Bahasa Melayu: Salad
Nederlands: Salade
नेपाली: सलाद
日本語: サラダ
norsk nynorsk: Salatrett
occitan: Salada
ଓଡ଼ିଆ: ସାଲାଡ଼
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Salat
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਸਲਾਦ (ਖਾਣਾ)
polski: Sałatka
português: Salada
Runa Simi: Yuyupa
русский: Салат (блюдо)
Simple English: Salad
سنڌي: سلاد
slovenščina: Solata
Soomaaliga: Saladh
српски / srpski: Салата
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Salata
suomi: Salaatti
svenska: Sallad
Tagalog: Ensalada
தமிழ்: சாலட்
ไทย: สลัด
Türkçe: Salata
українська: Салат (страва)
Tiếng Việt: Salad trộn
ייִדיש: סאלאט
粵語: 沙律
žemaitėška: Saluotės
中文: 沙律