Seafood is consumed all over the world; it provides the world's prime source of high-quality protein. Shellfish are particularly rich in zinc, which is essential for healthy skin and muscles as well as fertility. Casanova reputedly ate 50 oysters a day.
Greek salad is made with pieces of tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, onion, feta cheese (usually served as a slice on top of the other ingredients), and olives (usually Kalamata olives), typically seasoned with salt and Greek mountain oregano, and dressed with olive oil.
Pasta salad (Pasta fredda) is a salad-like dish prepared with one or more types of pasta, almost always chilled. It is typically served as an appetizer, side dish or a main course. Pasta salad is often regarded as a spring or summertime meal, but it can be served year-round.
Edible seaweed, or sea vegetables, are seaweeds that can be eaten and used in the preparation of food. They typically contain high amounts of fiber. Most edible seaweeds are marine algae whereas most freshwater algae are toxic.
Smokehouse salad at Left Coast Brewery in Irvine California. Spring mix topped with corn, red onion, smoked red peppers, red kidney beans, heirloom cherry tomatoes, smoked sunflower seeds, and bacon tossed in BBQ ranch with smoked brisket.
Caprese salad is a simple Italian salad, made of sliced fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and sweet basil, seasoned with salt and olive oil; it is usually arranged on a plate in restaurant practice. It features the colors of the Italian flag: green, white, and red.
Asparagus has been used as a vegetable owing to its distinct flavor, and in medicine due to its diuretic properties and its purported function as an aphrodisiac. It is pictured as an offering on an Egyptian frieze dating to 3000 BC.
"Sashimi-grade" fish is caught by individual handline. As soon as the fish is landed, its brain is pierced with a sharp spike, & it is placed in slurried ice. This spiking is called the ikejime process, & the instantaneous death means that the fish's flesh contains a minimal amount of lactic acid.
Grilled Apricot-Chile Glazed Salmon Salad with Spinach, Corn, Boiled Egg, Tomatoes, Garbanzo Beans, Crispy Onions, Pecan Wood Smoked Bacon, Vinaigrette at Jimmy's Famous American Tavern in Dana Point, California.