Salad is a balanced serving of food, usually made with vegetables and other ingredients in a loose mixture. The healthiest salads are those with leafy vegetables although many variations could include beans, meats and eggs. Salads are usually served with a dressing of some sort, a sauce that complements the flavor.
Nyota Uhura and Jabilo M'Benga attended a Starfleet celebration of Christmas shortly after the USS Enterprise's five-year mission ended, and one of the foods M'Benga chose from the buffet was a salad of marinated asparagus, water buffalo cheese and smoked artichoke. (TOS novel: Traitor Winds)