A dish that consists of a variety of ingredients which generally have some type of dressing mixed with the greens. Salad can be served as a side dish, as a separate course, or as the main course of a meal. Vegetables or fruit are most often a main ingredient to accompany leafy greens, but a mixture of the two is also common. In addition, vegetable salads may include some type of meat, a pasta, cheeses, or nuts with the other ingredients. Both vegetable and fruit salad are generally served cold, but there are some salads that are served warm or served with warm dressings.