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 fish is always baked (never fried) and served with homemade cheesy potatoes, coleslaw, tossed salad and rolls. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Here's where you can catch a fish fry in metro Detroit during Lent," 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,, "Homeless people Up North are drawn to this small Michigan community," 1 Dec. 2019 The menu will feature oven roasted turkey, cornbread-sausage stuffing, mashed potatoes, squash, cranberry sauce, tossed salad, rolls, desserts, soft drinks, coffee and tea. Courant Community, "Community News For The Vernon Edition," 5 June 2018 The menu includes pasta and meatballs, tossed salad, rolls, brownies with ice cream and beverages. Courant Community, "Community News For The East Hartford Edition," 8 May 2018 Their 35 guests were seated at tables set up inside the garage and ate ziti with meatballs, tossed salad, and cake made by their friend Kathi, who runs one of Brad and Carole’s favorite hang-outs, the Waterin’ Hole., "Philadelphia weddings: Carole Flynn and Brad Anderson," 2 May 2018 Assemble salad: In a large bowl, toss salad greens with about 2 tablespoons vinaigrette. Nancy Stohs, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "2018 farmers markets in Milwaukee and southeastern Wisconsin," 1 May 2018 Take stuffing out of oven; toss salad. 5 p.m. Remove yams from oven. Redbook, "A Stay-On-Track Thanksgiving Timetable," 21 Nov. 2010 On a large platter, toss salad greens and mushrooms with vinaigrette. Steven Satterfield, Country Living, "Arugula and Baby Lettuce Salad with Soft-Boiled Eggs and Roasted Oyster Mushrooms," 7 Mar. 2011

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First Known Use of tossed salad

1924, in the meaning defined above

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“Tossed salad.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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