Popular salad variants
Salad dishes are very popular throughout the world. They usually include raw vegetables and fruits. Though it has different variants but some of the common types of salads are:
It’s very common and is found everywhere. A vegetable salad usually comprises of tomatoes, onions, avocados, celery, cucumbers, mushrooms, carrots, radishes and peppers. Other ingredients include hard-boiled eggs, palm heart, green beans, cheese, seafood, olives, artichoke hearts, roasted bell peppers, croutons and meat.
Fruits are widely used as the main ingredient in the salads. Most of the fruit salads contain fresh fruits and the fruit based cocktails.
Green salad is also known as garden salad. This salad is made of green leafy vegetables like spinach and variants of lettuce. It has a higher nutrition value and lower caloric density. Thus, it’s one of the most popular salad variant. It’s also known as tossed salad because all the vegetables are tossed together to make this salad.
It comprises of the mayonnaise based tossed ingredients. Potato salad, egg salad, chicken salad, pasta salad and tuna salad are the types of bound salad. These salads usually have the creamy consistency and they often hold their form when placed with a scooper on the plate. These are used as fillings for the sandwich. Thus, it’s a favorite picnic and barbecue food item. They usually have the longer shelf life because one can refrigerate them for a long period of time.
These are sweetest variety of salads. These salads don’t contain the green leafy vegetables thus are very different from the others. Basically, these are composed of whipped cream and gelatin. Some of its common variants include pistachio salad, ambrosia and jello salad. Cookie salad, snickers salad and glorified rice are some of the less known varieties of the dessert salad. In United States, these are more popular in comparison to the rest of the world.
Dinner salads or entrée salads usually contain the seafood and the pieces of fried or grilled chicken. Chef salad, Greek salad, cob salad and Caesar salads are some of its types.