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Nov 20, 2013 03:39 PM

Survey: Do you consider Seaweed Salad a salad?

Thank you for the generous replies on my previous thread "What is your definition of Salad?"

Now, I have a more specific question (after eating out in a Japanese restaurant a few time), which I like to hear from you. As the title suggests:

"Do you consider Seaweed Salad a salad?"

I am interested in your view, and please feel free to share your reasoning.

I can see why it is a salad because:
It is green, relatively low calories and carbohydrates, served cold, healthy (e.g.: high in iodine).

I can also see why it is not a salad because:
Seaweed is not a plant, and definitely not a vegetable or leaf...

So what is your guts feeling?

1) Yes, it is a salad
2) Undecided
3) No, it is not a salad


*edited* Several people have asked me about my previous statement about seaweed not being plants. Seaweed are algae and belong to the Protista Kingdom, not the Plantae Kingdom (plant). I hope this help.

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  1. 1) Yes, it is a salad

    If macaroni salad and egg salad and tuna salad can be salads, I see no reason to discriminate against seaweed.

    2 Replies
      1. re: Chemicalkinetics

        My brain works fast. Not as fast as my mouth, unfortunately, but fast.

      1. in most places the dressing is FULL of sugar, so to me it's not counting towards my vegetable intake for the day, lol.

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        1. re: hotoynoodle

          :) That's cool. My goal is not to convince anyone, just want to know what people think.

        2. Yes, but it is a side salad, not a dinner salad. I love seaweed salad but cannot eat it in large quantities the way I can a tossed green salad or composed salad, or even macaroni salad.

          1. Is cole slaw a salad? If so, then why not seaweed salad?

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            1. re: ferret

              <Is cole slaw a salad? If so, then why not seaweed salad?>

              Because coleslaw has a lot more vegetables than seaweed salad (Playing the devil's advocate)