Posted By: KYHeirloomer 
Sep 11  # 1 of 20
Made a lovely beet & orange salad last night, with a citrus vinaigrette. Served on a bed of arugala and sprinkled with crumbled Sago cheese. Delicious!

As I was enjoying it, however, I go to be thinking. I don't know what a salad is. I mean, how do you define it?

Well, of course I know what a salad is. It's......holy lettuce, Batman. I really don't know.

Well, as the poet said, google is your friend. Not much help there. Looked at about a half dozen definitions, and they weren't much help. They were wither too restrictive or too broad to be meaningful.

So, my friends, I'm tossing the ball into your court. Does anybody know what a salad is?
 Posted By: Jafo232 
Sep 11  # 2 of 20
Hmm, I dunno. I guess it is one of those things that you just know when it is one, but cannot define is specifically. Kinda like beauty. As a guy, every once in a while you see a woman and are just like wow, that woman just does it for me, meanwhile, to everyone else, they see nothing special. How can you define beauty?

For those of you wanting an example of one of these women:

YouTube - Commercial - "Tricked Out Name Tag"

I dunno what it is, but this is the one commercial I stop and watch.. What is it with this girl and her "Tricked out name tag". :rolleyes:
 Posted By: Mama Mangia 
Sep 11  # 3 of 20
Let's see - salad - served hot, cold or at room temp; eaten before or with a meal or as a meal; with or without dressing; can consist of anything from fruits, nuts, breads, cheeses, veggies, meats, fish & seafood, pasta, rice, jello/gelatin, barley, couscous, marshmallows, candies, chocolate, and just about anything that is dead and not crawling. If still crawling - give it a good whack and enjoy!

 Posted By: KYHeirloomer 
Sep 11  # 4 of 20
But doncha see, Mama. That would make everything a salad.

Look at what you wrote. Now tell me how it's different from, say, a stew? Or a side dish of okra & tomatoes? Or.....well, you see where I'm going.

I think Jaffo has it write. We all know what we mean by a salad. But nobody can define it the way we define other food categories.
 Posted By: mrsjimmyp 
Sep 11  # 5 of 20
whats salad to one person may not be to Beauty is in the eyes of the Beholder...