salad Definition

a cold dish of various mixtures of raw or cooked vegetables, usually seasoned with oil, vinegar, or other dressing and sometimes accompanied by meat, fish, or other ingredients.

Using salad: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "salad" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I had a Caesar salad for lunch.

  • Example

    She made a delicious fruit salad for the party.

  • Example

    He ordered a chicken salad sandwich.

  • Example

    The restaurant offers a variety of salads on their menu.

salad Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for salad

Phrases with salad

  • a salad in which the ingredients are mixed together with a dressing


    I prefer a tossed salad with balsamic vinaigrette.

  • a salad made with boiled potatoes, often mixed with mayonnaise and other ingredients


    The potato salad at the deli is my favorite.

  • a salad made with various types of fruit, often served as a dessert


    The fruit salad was a refreshing end to the meal.

Origins of salad

from Old French 'salade', from Provençal 'salada', from 'sal', meaning 'salt'


Summary: salad in Brief

A 'salad' [ˈsæləd] is a cold dish made of raw or cooked vegetables, often with a dressing and sometimes with meat, fish, or other ingredients. It can be a main course or a side dish, and examples include Caesar salad, fruit salad, and potato salad.

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