Build a Salad and We'll Guess Where in Australia You Live

By: Ian Fortey

Build a Salad and We'll Guess Where in Australia You Live
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About This Quiz

Everyone knows geography and food are inextricably linked. For the most part, that's how we even define food. There's Italian, there's French, there's Vietnamese or Thai. The place where the food comes from is what makes the food unique. That's very much based on the ingredients that are available in one region rather than another, of course. 

Spicy foods come from places where spicy ingredients grow. Mexican food includes a lot of beans and corn, while Asian foods have very little of those ingredients since they didn't traditionally grow in the region. 

And sure, in modern times we can get any ingredients in any location we want, but there's still a kind of esthetic to how we prepare food. There is a way we cook and eat food that says we come from this place, and like our food made this way. It can even apply to something as simple as a salad right here in Australia!

Why not build us a quick salad right now, toss together your favorite ingredients, let us know what you think of a few weird ones and maybe a few you hate while you're at it, and we'll tell you exactly where across Australia you call home. Just take the quiz and see!

What does a tabbouleh salad need to be absolutely perfect?
Bulgur
Crispy pita chips
Tomato
Parsley

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What's essential to a good Caesar salad?
Bacon!
Just cos lettuce and dressing
Croutons
You need some lemon in there, too.

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What salad do you crave more than any other for a quick, delicious lunch?
A good Caesar
Just a garden salad
I like a nice Cobb salad.
Chicken salad

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Are you eating a salad with whole grape tomatoes in it?
Yes!
No!
Can I cut 'em up?
I don't want tomatoes.

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How are you feeling about cucumber?
Always a good thing to have
No, thanks.
I love cucumber.
It's a little plain.

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Should raw red onion ever be in a salad?
Sometimes!
How about a little pickled onion?
Not on my salad
Depends on the salad.

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A good salad needs a good crunch. What'll you have?
Pita chips
Onion strings
Croutons
Pepitas

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A lot of salads have fruit involved. Are you adding any fruit to yours?
Maybe a little pomegranate
I could go for some strawberry.
No fruit, thanks.
Some mandarin orange

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How about grains? Ever feel the need to include anything kind of grain-like substance in your salad?
Bulgur
Does couscous count?
Not really
Maybe some quinoa

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A salad seems like the opposite of meat and yet here we are adding meat to it. What do you want in yours?
Bacon, for sure
Maybe some tuna
Chicken
I don't need meat in a salad.

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There are 101 leafy green things you can make a salad out of. What do you like?
Spinach
Mixed greens
Cos lettuce
Kale

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Whether or not you're a millennial, does avocado belong in a salad?
It can be tasty.
I'm not a fan.
Nope
Yesssss!

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A lot of salads are made with eggs because why not? Which of these is your favorite?
Sabich Salad
Chef Salad
Well, I like egg salad.
Nicoise Salad

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There are some meat-based salads out there if you're looking to make a sandwich. What'll you have?
Chicken salad
Ham salad
Tuna salad
I'm not a fan of that kind of thing.

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Have you ever had a salad made with rice?
I loved it!
I haven't but I would.
How is that a salad?
Not my cup of tea

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In the '60s, they made all kinds of recipes for salads made with Jell-O. Are you interested in a Jell-O salad?
Not even a little bit
I'd try that.
I've had some before!
I want to say no.

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If you're looking to add beans to a salad, what are you going to include?
Green beans
Fava beans
Chickpeas
Kidney beans

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How are you feeling about adding some corn to your salad?
If I'm in the mood
Sure!
No, thanks
That works in some salads.

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Do you like having a bit of beetroot in your salad?
Better on a burger
Not usually
Yes
Sometimes it's good.

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If you'd like a little Asian flair to your salad, what would you add?
Bean sprouts
Vermicelli rice noodles
Chow mein noodles
Sesame dressing

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Would you ever add some broccoli to your salad?
It adds a good crunch.
Nope
Seems too bulky to me.
Makes it a bit more nutritious, so sure.

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Are you feeling the need to add some cheese to your salad at any point in time?
I'll take some halloumi.
I don't like cheese in a salad.
I'll use whatever cheese is in the house.
Feta is always good.

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Sometimes a few fresh herbs can really add something to a salad. What sounds best?
Coriander
Mint
I'm fine with no herbs.
Parsley

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How can you have a salad without dressing? It's madness! Let's try a fruity one to start.
Thai Coconut
Raspberry Balsamic
Lime and Chili Vinaigrette
Orange Honey Dijon

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There are a lot of Asian-inspired dressings if you like that flavor profile. What are you feeling good about?
Sesame
Sesame and Miso
Orange Ginger
Teriyaki

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Maybe you prefer a creamy sort of dressing on your salad. What sounds enticing?
Green Goddess
Ranch
Caesar
Smokey American BBQ

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Who says a salad has to be savory anyway? What kind of sweet salad do you like?
Who eats salad for dessert?
Macedonia Salad
Fruit Salad
Snickers Dessert Salad

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Salads can get too green sometimes. Why not add some color? Which bright addition would you choose?
Bell pepper
Beetroot
Carrot
Tomato

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What international salad option is the tastiest of the bunch?
Israeli Salad
Greek Salad
Taco Salad
Nicoise Salad

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Is a salad just a side dish or can you handle a salad as a meal?
A big salad can be a meal.
It needs meat to be a meal.
I prefer it on the side.
Depends on the salad.

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