A short, general description of the starter or side-dish salad would be: vegetables, fruit, fish, and meat mixed with a sauce or dressing. Classic French cuisine distinguishes between three types of salad: simple, mixed, and classical. The simple salad consists of a single basic product and a dressing. The mixed and classical salads both have multiple ingredients. The main difference is that the product choice in the classical salads is already fixed.
As a chef, you can explore endless variations of salads. By experimenting with new taste combinations, preparation methods, and original dressings, you can create a very innovative result. The following recipes teach you the basics of classic French salad cuisine!