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Behold the bounty of salad

Updated 2:04 PM ET, Thu August 21, 2014
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Salad is a many-splendored dish that can take on countless forms. Here are just a few of the expressions of salad I have encountered (though not necessarily consumed) in recent weeks. China Poblano, Las Vegas: Palmitos salad with Hawaiian hearts of palm, avocado, grapefruit and tamarind dressing Kat Kinsman/CNN
Time Warner Center's Park Cafe (a.k.a. the CNN cafeteria), New York: Meatloaf salad Kat Kinsman/CNN
No, seriously, meatloaf salad Kat Kinsman/CNN
China Poblano, Las Vegas: Ensalada Cesar "Alex Cardini," served in the classic manner, with anchovies, romaine lettuce and Parmesan cheese Kat Kinsman/CNN
Delta Flight 2022, JFK to LAS: Side salad in business class Kat Kinsman/CNN
Jaleo, Las Vegas: Endivias con queso de cabra y naranjas
(endives, goat cheese, oranges and almonds)
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Pat Martin as guest chef at City Grit Culinary Salon, New York: "Church salad" of broccoli, house-cured bacon, mayonnaise, dried cranberries, cheese and magic Kat Kinsman/CNN
Lafayette, New York: Nicoise salad with rare tuna, anchovy and egg Kat Kinsman/CNN
K&W Cafeteria, Chapel Hill, North Carolina: Vegetable congealed salad Kat Kinsman/CNN
Broccolino, Brooklyn, New York: Brussels sprout salad (delivery, dressing on the side) Kat Kinsman/CNN
Home, Brooklyn, New York: Potato salad made by my husband from a recipe he created Kat Kinsman/CNN
Cotta Bene, Brooklyn, New York: Spinach, radish, apple, walnut salad (delivery, dressing on the side) Kat Kinsman/CNN
Time Warner Center's Park Cafe, New York: Macaroni salad Kat Kinsman/CNN
Time Warner Center's Park Cafe, New York: Grain salad with dried fruit Kat Kinsman/CNN
Time Warner Center's Park Cafe, New York: Fruit salad (which contained raw red onions for reasons I do not pretend to understand) Kat Kinsman/CNN
The American Hotel, Sharon Springs, New York: Side salad Kat Kinsman/CNN
Va Bene, Las Vegas: Watermelon salad Kat Kinsman/CNN
Time Warner Center's Park Cafe, New York: Chicken salad, tuna salad (guess which is which) Kat Kinsman/CNN
Time Warner Center's Park Cafe, New York: Seafood salad Kat Kinsman/CNN
Time Warner Center's Park Cafe, New York: Potato salad and pasta salad, side by side Kat Kinsman/CNN