Are you one of those people who wonders, 'why do people order salads? Most of us believe that salads are a bland assortment of leafy greens and veggies with no spark in them. But there is actually so much to these hearty bowls of greens and crispy vegetables that it seems the whole world might be missing out on them just because they fell prey to stereotypes. Quite often, what you see is not always true and this is exactly the same in the case of salads. Just like the other dishes in the culinary world are divided into specific categories, salads can also be categorised in broad categories for better understanding. To make this simple for you, we have listed 6 types of salads that will make you see them in a whole new light.

1. Green Salad

Green salads are the most rejuvenating and delicious combination of various leafy vegetables such as lettuce, spinach, or arugula. In this type of salad, the quantity of greens is comparably more than the juicy and crispy veggies like cucumbers, tomatoes, celery, olives, green beans et al. This salad is quite popular around the world and is quite easy to make.

2. Fruit Salad

Bright and colorful fruits can be a perfect option for a light meal. As the name suggests, it consists of pulpy and squashy fruits which can become a great addition to your diet. They can be enjoyed in any season, and you can also play around with different types of fruits which will make your salad more interesting.

3. Rice And Pasta Salad

We told you salads can be interesting and this is one of the fine examples. Rice and pasta are the two prime ingredients in this dish, which gives a texture and extra zing of flavours. They are accompanied by different vegetables like tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, and feta too. Sometimes succulent meat is also tossed in, which makes all things irresistible.

4. Bound Salad

Bound Salads can be referred to a whole hearty meal for its rich flavours and ingredients involved in this dish. This salad is quite fulfilling on its own, just like the main course meal. The salad includes ingredients like potato, meat and eggs which are high in protein with dressings made of herbs, spices and other thick sauces, bound with mayonnaise. Coleslaw ,egg salad, tuna salad and potato salad are such examples.  

5. Dinner Salad

They are also known as main course salads, as they are often served before the main dishes. You can call them entrée salads as well. This salad is quite flexible, there are a lot of ingredients involved in this bowl of salad. Over the course of years, salads which have slowly come into the light, also have been put into this category. Caesar salad, Cobb salad, Chinese chicken salad, Michigan salad, and Pittsburgh salad are some of them.

6. Dessert Salad

We can say this with uttermost confidence that this is indeed one of the salads that can be enjoyed by children and adults alike. This doesn’t contain any kind of greens and is different from the conventional type of salads. Mainly this dish is a composition of luscious whipped toppings, crunchy fruits with mayonnaise, and various other ingredients. Some of the examples of dessert salads are jello salad, pistachio salad, cookie salad, and many more.

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 So, do you now believe us, that salads aren’t boring?