tossed salad


Definition of tossed salad

: a salad made of greens often with added vegetables (such as sliced tomato and cucumber) tossed in an oil dressing Most menus are commonsensical, if uninspired: a typical dinner consists of broiled flounder, baked potato, tossed salad, water and coffee, while a typical midday snack is half a cantaloupe.— Dulcy Brainard

Examples of tossed salad in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The July 9 dining special is chicken Paprikash, spaetzle, tossed salad, roll and butter. cleveland, 4 July 2021 For a complete German meal, add spaetzle and a tossed salad. Christine Byrne, Outside Online, 7 Apr. 2021 It’s a lovely shrimp salad accompanied by a big tossed salad. Janet Kusterer,, 4 Mar. 2021 Serve with a tossed salad and a wedge of rustic bread and portobello — or portobella — means dinner made easy. Star Tribune, 16 Dec. 2020 Serve this dish with a tossed salad for a delicious and nutritious meal. Washington Post, 23 Sep. 2020 At the town’s firehouse, residents prepared macaroni and cheese with ham, tossed salad and garlic bread for the firefighters and other town employees who had been working since Tuesday. Steven Goode,, 7 Aug. 2020 The fish is always baked (never fried) and served with homemade cheesy potatoes, coleslaw, tossed salad and rolls. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 25 Feb. 2020 Dinner tonight would be chicken alfredo, zucchini and summer squash casserole, tossed salad, cucumbers, and, of course, apples and cookies for dessert. John Carlisle,, 1 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of tossed salad

1924, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tossed salad was in 1924

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14 Jul 2021

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“Tossed salad.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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