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For example adding some chow mien noodles gives the main course salad some oriental flare. Be sure to match the salad with a flavorful dressing afterwards. After all is said and done dressings are still the ones that mostly dictate the flavor of the salad. Salads have come a long way from becoming just rabbit food. I hope you ll have fun in making your own main course salad and please do keep in mind that when preparing the dish let your taste buds and health consciousness dictate each step of the way. WHAT IS A SALAD ANYWAY? Salad Definition:- "any combination of raw or cooked vegetables meat seafood and/or fruit nuts or cheese usually served with a topping (dressing) or a dip". Boy that s simple - and it leaves us with endless creative possibilities.
Some forms of salad have been consumed for centuries originally made mostly of cabbage and root vegetables flavored with vinegar oils and herbs. Ancient Greeks believed that raw green vegetables promoted good digestion and the Romans agreed. Early recordings of lettuce appeared back in the 6th century B.C. although it bore little resemblance to our current varieties. Salads have come a long way since the pedestrian lettuce tomato and cucumber version. Today there is no end to the hundreds of varieties ingredients and dressings available to our salad-crazed nation. In the 1920s they hit the big time as restaurant chefs created Caesar Chef Cobb and fruit salads. Canned veggies and fruits became more available and were tossed into the mix allowing Americans to eat salads year round.
Some are sweet and some are extremely tart. Most people prefer these dressed with a simple vinaigrette to release the flavours of the lettuces. - fruit salads - these are so versatile that they can be eaten for breakfast lunch dinner snack - virtually anytime at all. A fruit salad can be as simple as using a few different cans of canned fruit: such as a fruit cocktail or if time permits - a fresh fruit salad composed of seasonal fresh fruits can be made. - fish/seafood salads - For those of us who live inland - seafood salads are a real treat - but with all the canned & frozen varieties available this no longer needs to be the case. A bit of crab meat even imitation crab can be added to a green or pasta salad for a more elegant meal. - complete meal salads - By adding a few pieces of left-over meat eggs or cheese (for protein) any salad can become a meal-in-itself. Some countries have already been doing this for centuries - such as the antipasto salad from Italy. - pasta salads - pasta salads have come a long way from just eating cold mac & cheese.