Salad is originated from Latin word 'salata' meaning salty because vegetables were seasoned with salty vinegar and salty oil during Roman times. Salad is a category falling under prototype of raw vegetables served with dressing or sauce. It includes a wide range of ingredients like vegetables, fruits, meat, poultry products, dairy products, grains, pasta etc. Most of the salads are served cold but some German salads like potato salad are served warm.
Salads are served with dressing as well as garnishing. It can be served in any course of a meal. There are many appetizer salads, main course salads, side salads and dessert salads recipes in this category.
Salad should be made of fresh picked and clean fruits or vegetables which should not be soaked in water for long time before making salad. Soaking in water leads to minerals loss and reduce their nutritive value. Salad is a very healthy food to eat for good health. So must eat salad for healthy living. Here is a good collection of salad recipes for you.