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A salad is generally a mixture of uncooked vegetables, often lettuce or tomato. Other foods such as pasta, cooked potatoes, rice, croutons, meat (e.g. bacon) or fish (e.g. tuna) are sometimes added to salads. Sometimes dandelion leaves can be used as well.

Salad is often served with a dressing. Examples include vinaigrette, Ranch dressing, French dressing, and mayonnaise.

Types of green salad:

Some salads are made with things other than fresh vegetables: