Wednesday, December 10, 2008

hold the salad

Q significantly more interesting than Business Law: How many ingredients are necessary before you can rightfully call an assortment of vegetable(s) a salad? Is just lettuce enough? Someone I know claims it's permissible to just have a bowl of lettuce and some dressing and it's officially a salad. Agree or disagree? I mean really, do you see lettuce and think "that could BECOME a salad" or "that IS a salad"?

7 comments:

So said...

It has to have a least a few pieces of grated carrots and maybe one or two slices of a radish before it can be called a salad. Otherwise it's just a big bowl of lettuce.

Maybe your friend figures since she puts salad dressing on lettuce it then becomes salad because it's dressed as one.

Mrs. Clark said...

I vote it's a salad. At least according to my husband--it took me nearly 20 years to get him to eat lettuce (that was iceberg--took a couple more years to convince him to try romaine) with a little ranch or bleu cheese, and I'm calling it good.

KatieM said...

oh this drove me nuts on my mish- in Germ., they do consider a salad to be lettuce+ dressing, and each time i thought i was being healthy or whatever, ordering a salad, then this wimpy thing showed up. oohhhh you can bet i was not chipper. i think for something to be called a salad it needs at least three additional ingredients besides the dressing and leaf-ness. I hear we're seeing baby C today- can't wait! Good luck with everything you've got. you'll kick some arsy!

Sarita said...

Well Joel made a delish salad last night with just lettuce (an assortment of lettuce mind you) and called it a salad. Sometimes he does that with just spinach.......

But he makes his own dressing, so maybe that doesnt count.

J said...

That's weird. You need more than one thing or it's lettuce. Just call it lettuce.

Jennifer said...

I think its just lettuce, but saying salad is kindof like shorthand for all things lettuce-related, w/o having to explain that you wish you were having a real salad with a variety of tasty mix-ins but are just too tired to do anything more than pour the lettuce out of the bag and wish you'd had the foresight to buy a bagged salad that contained more than just lettuce.

Anonymous said...

What is Lettuce wedge?

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