Salad vs. Salaf



A food made primarily of a mixture of raw or cold ingredients, typically vegetables, usually served with a dressing such as vinegar or mayonnaise.


(Islam) One of the earliest Muslims, including Muhammad's companions and followers.


A raw vegetable of the kind used in salads.


Salaf (Arabic: سلف, or ), also often referred to with the honorific expression of (السلف الصالح, ) are often taken to be the first three generations of Muslims. This comprises Muhammad and his companions (the Sahabah), their followers (the Tabi'un), and the followers of the followers (the Taba al-Tabi'in).

‘ancestors’; ‘predecessors’; ‘al-salaf al-ṣāliḥ’; ‘the pious predecessors’;


A preparation of vegetables, as lettuce, celery, water cress, onions, etc., usually dressed with salt, vinegar, oil, and spice, and eaten for giving a relish to other food; as, lettuce salad; tomato salad, etc.

‘Leaves eaten raw are termed salad.’;


A dish composed of chopped meat or fish, esp. chicken or lobster, mixed with lettuce or other vegetables, and seasoned with oil, vinegar, mustard, and other condiments; as, chicken salad; lobster salad.


food mixtures either arranged on a plate or tossed and served with a moist dressing; usually consisting of or including greens


A salad is a dish consisting of mixed pieces of food, typically with at least one raw ingredient. They are often dressed, and typically served at room temperature or chilled, though some can be served warm.

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