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This poll is brought to you by the side salad that came free with my lunch!

Poll #1641100 Salad!

On a scale of 1-11, with 11 being the highest, how much to you like salad?

Mean: 7.28 Median: 8 Std. Dev 2.24
1
1(1.5%)
2
3(4.4%)
3
1(1.5%)
4
4(5.9%)
5
2(2.9%)
6
7(10.3%)
7
14(20.6%)
8
19(27.9%)
9
8(11.8%)
10
4(5.9%)
11
5(7.4%)

When you eat salad, are you most likely to:

Eat it as your whole meal
24(34.3%)
Eat it at the same times as the main meal
27(38.6%)
Eat it before the main meal
15(21.4%)
Eat it after the main meal
3(4.3%)
I never eat salad.
1(1.4%)

Favorite Greens?

Romaine
13(18.8%)
Red Leaf
0(0.0%)
Iceberg
10(14.5%)
Arugula/Rocket
3(4.3%)
Frisee
1(1.4%)
Spinach
18(26.1%)
Spring Mix
16(23.2%)
Other
8(11.6%)
I make salads without greens
0(0.0%)

What is your favorite vegetable to eat on a salad (including honorary vegetables like tomatoes)

I like to add the following to my salads (aside from veggies)

Nuts or seeds
44(12.3%)
Beans or corn
23(6.4%)
Meat besides bacon
33(9.2%)
Fish
5(1.4%)
Eggs
38(10.6%)
Tofu/TVP/TSP/Seitan/Tempeh
5(1.4%)
Bacon
29(8.1%)
Vegetarian Bacon-flavored things
5(1.4%)
Grains (like bulgur or quinoa)
10(2.8%)
Crunchy things (like croutons or bread sticks)
37(10.4%)
Fresh Fruits
24(6.7%)
Dry Fruits
24(6.7%)
Cheese or yogurt
45(12.6%)
Salt, Pepper or Spices
35(9.8%)
Delicious Candy
0(0.0%)

I like the following salad dressings:

Creamy dressings
40(31.5%)
Vinaigrette dressings
41(32.3%)
OIl and Vinegar
29(22.8%)
Something Else
9(7.1%)
I don't eat dressing
8(6.3%)
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If I knew more salad recipes I might be able to enjoy salads more :P

People don't use recipes for salads!

I need a recipe for everything. I think it's because I used to eat a lot food because I felt I had to and not because I wanted to. Now that I'm trying to find what tastes good it's hard to know what flavours taste good together, if that makes any sense :P My mind is playing tricks on my tongue or something.

PS: I like these QotD better than LJ's.

It makes sense, I just mean it's not really something there are a lot of recipes FOR because people don't really make salads according to recipes most of the time; you just get whatever veggies look nice and fresh and mix them up.

One of my favorite salads to make contains baby spinach, shredded carrots, dried cherries or dried cranberries, some sort of nut/seed (sunflower seeds or walnuts are my personals faves) with a splash of balsamic vinegar & olive oil.

Ooh, that sounds easy!

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Yes please :D I'm still a very reluctant cook food preparer so I think I can only do simple ones for now. I don't burn water though!

I really don't think I eat enough salads to properly answer all this, but I gave it a try! I never have salad as my whole meal, I tend to find them dull and not filling, but that's probably because i've never had a really decent salad. I should probably eat more salad...

Maybe I will post some salads! I freaking love salad.

I am mostly impartial to salads, but there are some places that have DELICIOUS ones that I can happily eat for my entire meal. I love crispy chicken on a salad, but sadly this practically negates the health benefits :

I said "8" for like because the exactly-right salad is an 11 out of 10, and most salads are at least a 6, but a bad salad is essentially non-food to me.

"Bad salad" has the operational definition of "salad made with iceberg lettuce that is more white (or worse, BROWN) than green". Also a potential problem: I am severely sensitive to MSG, and many salad dressings (and some croutons, etc.) contain MSG. This means unless I know a dressing is "safe" I will have oil and vinegar, or I will just season with salt or salsa.

I am a fan of the "SCA feast salad" style: baby field greens and/or spinach, lots of fresh herbs, salt, fresh-ground black pepper, and olive oil. OM NOM NOM. I also like the ones that are served at Middle Eastern restaurants with tahini-based dressing, the various salads of the Panera/Bruegger's "soup and salad combo" offerings, and for a non-leafy variant, I LOVE Indian kutchumber salad, which is diced cucumber and tomato and sometimes onion.

I wanted an "all of the above" option for what part of the meal the salads are! If I am setting my own courses, I do prefer the European-style between main course and dessert. I chose "with a meal" because most of my salad-eating lately has been as part of the soup-and-salad combo things. And now I'm really wishing I had some good field greens and tahini.

Um, now I know what I must eat for dinner!!

And for my "other" lettuce, my favorite is butter lettuce. Romaine's a close second!

I only like honey mustard. Does that count as "other"? I don't understand this ranch obsession so many people have.

Pears and apples in salads = soooooooo good :D

Peace,
Rotae

Favorite green = spinach and bib lettuce! Don't forget the bibbage!

My favorite salad combo is probably bib lettuce & spinach with red onions, walnuts, strawberries, mandarin orange slices, blue cheese & balsamic vinaigrette. I could eat that shit FOREVER.

I'm a fatty/my favorite option wasn't included: eat it as the main dish with a side soup. :3

I went through eating leaves I didn't like for years before realizing two things: 1) I don't like lettuce, 2) it's all about spinach. I used to use the leaves as a delivery method for delicious dressing, though. Heh.

Living in a high vegan population has made my salad bar options AMAZING. THERE ARE ROASTED POTATOES. And every kind of bean! Edamame!!! YUMMMM. And beets, and pasta salads, and quinoa, and corn, and green beans, and 2309524 other veggies I don't find to be standard at an omni salad bar. Nom nom nom!

If I have a salad it'll be my main, and usually one with chicken in it.

Potato salad is an awesome side. But my favourite salad EVER is fruit salad. I used to make fruit salads to go with my sandwiches at lunch! Watermelon, pineapple, kiwi fruit, peach, nectarine, strawberries, grapes, cherries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, mango - as many as were in season :D

This is missing the question of how salad feels about me. We have an uneven relationship, especially the evil tomatoes.

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