Salads around the world

January’s theme will be Salads. This will be a real challenge for me because when I make salads, I think of fresh vegetables at peak seasons — usually during warmer months. Like these…

Apple, walnut, arugula, and feta salad. Since apples are a cold fruit, this salad would do in winter.
A deconstructed Greek Salad — a very summer salad!

Not so much this…

A fried ground pork salad at a Thai restaurant last night (Spicy BBQ in Thai Town)

That’s a fried ground pork salad. Everything about it was delicious even the fried basil leaves.

What makes a salad a salad?

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, a salad is:

1: any of various usually cold dishes: such as a) raw greens (such as lettuce) often combined with other vegetables and toppings and served especially with dressing b)small pieces of food (such as pasta, meat, fruit, or vegetables) usually mixed with a dressing (such as mayonnaise) or set in gelatin

2: a green vegetable or herb grown for salad especiallyLETTUCE

3: a usually incongruous mixtureHODGEPODGE

…even the definition of salad is such a salad.

I chose the theme salad to have a healthy start this year. The home cook challenge for me is playing with winter vegetables such as beets, carrots, and kale. Let’s see what I can come up with. I came across a warm bread salad recipe, maybe I’ll end up making that too :-P.

How do you make a salad? Comment below!

Eat around the World“ is a monthly writing/photography challenge where I invite people to share a dish around a theme, ingredient, or technique. January’s theme is Salad! To participate you could either share your post in the comment box, pingback to this post, or tag “Eat Around the World.” Deadline is January 31st.

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