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Azure Jane Lunatic (Azz) 🌺 ([personal profile] azurelunatic) wrote2019-01-03 03:04 pm

The definition of salad

Belovedest made tater tots last night, and we all had some (except the cats). They added some of the cooked ground beef and some cheese, and said something about stretching the definition of salad.

This was clearly (to me, anyway) in the same spirit of shitposting about the definition of sandwiches. So I considered my rules. "If it doesn't have anything that looks like it's photosynthesized recently, it's nachos," I declared.

This was accepted. Though I think the thing that makes it a nacho is the melted cheese. (By which definition, a staple of my childhood was rice nachos.)
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[personal profile] lannamichaels 2019-01-03 11:56 pm (UTC)(link)
I just fell down a deep and terrifying hole in my head and I think I'm going to say that my personal defintion of salad is 1) "something where the vegetables are the point rather than an add-in", and, 2) is not meant to be eaten with rice or pasta. I add that addition because otherwise stir-fry is a salad and I got too scared by the possibilities.

As for what counts as nachos, I haven't the faintest.


EDIT: aaaaaand I just remembered my chicken pasta salad thing, so striking out pasta. If I end up ever making a salad that includes rice, I give up. :P
Edited 2019-01-03 23:59 (UTC)
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[personal profile] lannamichaels 2019-01-04 01:43 am (UTC)(link)

That's a very good distinction! I do cook vegetables for salad, but the only ones that are mixed in the pan are the ones that have the same cooking time.