According to Wikipedia, a salad is a dish consisting of small pieces of food, usually predominately, vegetables served cold or hot or a combination .. However, there are as many salads as there are people on planet Earth. Types: Appetiser salads. ( Caprese, Antipasto, Field Greens such as Rocket & Radicchio & Greek Salad for examples ) Side salads. ( this is relatively rare in Spain ) Main Course Salads ( protein main ingredient): Chicken salad, Shrimp Salad, Tuna Salad, Smoked Salmon Salad, The Olivier Salad, Roast Beef Salad, Niçoise, Chef Salad - some common examples ) .. Dessert Salads ( fruit ) So, when is a salad, not a salad ? !