U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Food and Drink
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
View Poll Results: Do you eat a salad before, during, or after your dinner?
Before 16 34.04%
During 25 53.19%
After 2 4.26%
Other 4 8.51%
Voters: 47. You may not vote on this poll

Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 01-29-2010, 09:44 AM
 
5,065 posts, read 13,281,860 times
Reputation: 3497

Advertisements

If you are having a salad at home, do you eat it before, during, or after dinner? I saw a comment on another thread about Americans always eating salads before dinner, which got me wondering.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 01-29-2010, 09:48 AM
 
5,065 posts, read 13,281,860 times
Reputation: 3497
For us, if we are having a salad, we have it during dinner, unless we go out to a restaurant. But the poll is for what you do when you are at home.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-29-2010, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Jollyville, TX
3,704 posts, read 9,102,182 times
Reputation: 4068
I voted Before since that's customary here and that what my DH prefers. Me, I would rather eat it during or after. I used to love to snack on leftover salads while cleaning up from dinner.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-29-2010, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Dixie's Sunny Shore
1,366 posts, read 2,844,092 times
Reputation: 817
If it's at home, like you're asking, I eat it during dinner. But eating out would be before dinner.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-29-2010, 10:04 AM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
25,907 posts, read 35,002,181 times
Reputation: 42372
Usually during. If I don't want to mix the main dish with my salad (e.g., tomato sauce), I'll eat it afterward.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-29-2010, 10:23 AM
 
Location: South Bay Native
13,050 posts, read 21,175,320 times
Reputation: 22525
A remnant of my Hungarian upbringing, salad is consumed as an accompaniment to the main dish. Even at restaurants I will eat my salad with dinner. I've never had any servers complain about it either, thankfully.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-29-2010, 11:07 AM
 
559 posts, read 560,207 times
Reputation: 1083
I usually eat a salad before my dinner meal, but growing up we always had a salad after our meal...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-29-2010, 11:09 AM
 
Location: SW Missouri
15,533 posts, read 29,257,812 times
Reputation: 21264
Before. I love salad and as an added bonus it helps cut down on my appetite so I don't eat as much other stuff.

20yrsinBranson
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-29-2010, 11:12 AM
 
Location: NE Florida
9,362 posts, read 22,348,089 times
Reputation: 9263
I remember being told as a child that eating salad before dinner was "California style". We always had salad first- and had salad with every meal. I eat it with dinner now, though.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-29-2010, 12:20 PM
 
32,538 posts, read 29,351,992 times
Reputation: 32238
Quote:
Originally Posted by TNKY View Post
If it's at home, like you're asking, I eat it during dinner. But eating out would be before dinner.
Ditto.

But I don't like to fill up on salad in a restaurant so I'll move the plate over to the side to nibble on with my main course.

Why are waiters so anxious to take away my salad? Even after I tell them I want to keep it they'll ask if they can remove "that plate" when they refill the beverages. I don't believe in slapping hands but a couple of times I was pretty sure that was what it would take.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Food and Drink
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top