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 Serve alongside a bright and green tossed salad and grilled chicken to round out the meal, or slice up large pieces and enjoy the subtle nuttiness of this summer squash as the main. Karen Schroeder-Rankin, Southern Living, 23 June 2023 Packages have sliced turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, green beans, tossed salad and dinner rolls. Sue Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 15 Nov. 2021 Place tossed salad in serving vessel and top with additional tablespoon of onions and seeds. Amy Drew Thompson,, 22 Sep. 2021 The menu will feature baked chicken breast on egg noodles with a garlic butter sauce, green beans, tossed salad, bread and apple crisp., 21 Sep. 2021 Each meal includes garlic toast and tossed salad with Italian dressing. Sam Boyer, cleveland, 10 Sep. 2021 The menu includes chicken, pasta salad, corn on the cob, tossed salad, rolls, dessert and a beverage., 18 Aug. 2021 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1924, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tossed salad was in 1924

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“Tossed salad.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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