Adjective "salad" definition and examples

(Salad may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈsaləd/

Definitions and examples

noun

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.
  1. mass noun 'bowls of salad'
  2. 'The menu features hot and cold salads and starters including maize mozai and pastrami.'
  3. 'The white flesh has a fine texture, making it suitable for salads, and responds well to all the standard ways of cooking fish.'
  4. 'Serve this as a light starter or with some slices of mozzarella as a main meal salad for vegetarians.'
  5. 'This unctuous purée is good served with barbecued lamb cutlets and a green salad, or with cold corned beef or ham.'
  6. 'Hey, I even started putting oil and vinegar on my salads instead of salad cream.'
  7. 'The salad was pretty basic: lettuce, a slice of tomato and no dressing that either of us could detect.'
  8. 'To make the salad, tear or slice the lettuce and put in a large bowl with the cheese and spring onions or chives.'
  9. 'I like to prepare my own food and try not to do things that are too complicated, usually vegetables, salads and occasionally fish.'
  10. 'She said Jayne could order a house salad and garlic bread if she wanted, but that would be extra.'
  11. 'Rocket can be successively sown to provide a leafy injection of pepper to your salads and is ideal for a partially shaded spot.'
  12. 'If you've got a dry bread, add a slice of tomato, a little extra mayo, or save it for tuna or egg salad.'
  13. 'My spinach, bacon and egg salad was delicious with just enough dressing to make it glisten without drowning it.'
  14. 'Also included is keema and peas with naan bread, vine tomato and mozzarella melt, tuna salad and chicken curry.'
  15. 'The avocado salad was comprised of iceberg lettuce, tomato, onion and a whole sliced avocado.'
  16. 'She also recommends pasta salad mixed with tuna, or bean and rice soups with fruit on the side.'
  17. 'The tuna pasta salad was creamy with mayonnaise, and although I could taste some dill, it tasted flat and old.'
  18. 'If that seems like too much hassle, then all the major supermarkets do pre-prepared bean salads that ain't half bad.'
  19. 'Serve with boiled new potatoes, lemon wedges and a salad of lamb's lettuce simply dressed with olive oil and lemon juice.'
  20. 'I was jealous of the two friends who settled for a Duck confit salad with poached egg.'
  21. 'Jo's choice was a salad of wild mushrooms, black pudding and apple wafers.'
  22. 'sow salads like lettuce, radish, and spring onion'

More definitions

1. a usually cold dish consisting of vegetables, as lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumbers, covered with a dressing and sometimes containing seafood, meat, or eggs.

2. any of various dishes consisting of foods, as meat, seafood, eggs, pasta, or fruit, prepared singly or combined, usually cut up, mixed with a dressing, and served cold: chicken salad; potato salad.

3. any herb or green vegetable, as lettuce, used for salads or eaten raw.

4. South Midland and Southern U.S. greens (def 22b).

More examples(as adjective)

"uses can be salad."

"dips can be salad."

Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French salade, from Provençal salada, based on Latin sal ‘salt’.

Phrase

one's salad days