By definition a salad is a mixture of raw or cooked vegetables. Today, we generally associate salad with leafy greens and various toppings tossed in a vinaigrette or dressing.
Are you bored yet?
That's how the salad (and its description) makes most of us feel—bored, uninspired, meh.
Instead, think of a salad as a chameleon; we can change and adapt its flavors, components, arrangement, and appearance to keep lunchtime fresh and interesting.
A salad is more than a bowl of lettuce. Check out new versions of salad below: