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

By: Zoe Samuel

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

We all know that we should eat five fruits and vegetables every day, and one way to achieve this is to ensure that we have a meal that features a salad, possibly as the main event. After all, a glass of fruit juice (assuming no sugar added in the morning) and a lovely bowl of leaves for lunch means you're really just an apple away from making it to five! 

Still, it's not always easy to eat food that is good for you. As Scottish comedian Frankie Boyle has pointed out, it can be pretty difficult to get your mitts on a salad north of the border; the growing season up there is short and frankly, eating healthily is seen as a bit suspicious. On the opposite end of the scale, there are people in London who won't touch anything that isn't organic.

In between these poles, we find people in smaller towns and cities like Derry, Carlisle or Newcastle, who are just trying to do their best while living very busy lives, and people who've opted for a quieter pace of life in places such as the Malvern Hills, Pennines or Snowdonia, where there's time and space to grow your own veg and make sure you know what's on your plate.

What can your salad tell us about where you live? Let's find out!

What is the base greenery in your salad?
Potato. I don't do greenery.
Arugula
Spinach
Romaine

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What sort of dressing will you definitely include?
Blue cheese
Vinaigrette
Honey and mustard
Thousand island

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What will be the overall balance of flavors?
Fat
Tangy and spicy
Wholesome and hearty
Lightly salty

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If you had to prioritize low sugar or low fat, which would be more important?
I don't believe either of those is healthy.
Low sugar. Sugar kills!
Low fat
Ideally a little of each!

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What time of day will you eat the salad?
Whatever time they serve it in the pub!
Brunch
Dinner
Lunch

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Will there be any fruit in it?
There better be!
No - fruit has too many carbs.
Yes - some pears
Yes - some raisins

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Will the salad be the main part of the meal?
Of course not!
Of course!
Probably not
Probably

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Will it be an organic salad?
I don't know what that means.
Of course!
Nope
Maybe

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What protein will you include?
Cheese
Tofu
Chicken
Prosciutto

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How will you toss the salad?
I won't.
With a pair of tongs
With a big fork and spoon
Stir it in a bowl

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What sort of food miles will the salad have?
Probably thousands!
Very few - it'll be from a farmer's market.
None - it'll all come from my garden.
Quite a lot, as it will come from a supermarket.

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Which type of salad is the dumbest type of salad?
Green
Iceberg
Fruit
Summer

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What time of year will the key ingredients be in season?
Five minutes in August when it's "summer," I guess.
I'd have to check my calendar as there are a lot of them.
March through June, mostly
I don't know.

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Will you include any pepper?
Yes, salt and pepper are a must!
Maybe in the dressing
I will chop in some homegrown jalapenos!
Probably not

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What non-green vegetable will you include?
A second kind of potatoes
Radicchio
Beets
Tomatoes

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How will the onion be cooked?
Fried
Raw, of course
Sauteed
Roasted

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What non-potato root vegetable will you feature?
Turnip
Daikon
Radish
Parsnip

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If you include cheese, what kind will it be?
Cheddar
Halloumi
Goat's cheese
Brie

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Will you chop the salad or just toss it?
Neither
Chop, of course!
Toss
Depends on the salad

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Is it the kind of salad that includes egg?
Probably
No. Egg is murder.
Sometimes
Probably not

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What's your take on anchovies?
I love them!
I fear them!
I don't like them.
They're great sometimes.

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Would your doctor approve of this salad?
LOL, no
Yes, they will be truly awed by it.
A little, I suppose.
Generally yes

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How presentable is the salad if guests come over?
Depends on the guests.
They will be quite dazzled!
They will be very impressed.
They will feel it looks nice and edible.

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Will you include any nuts, seeds or beans?
Nope!
Yes, chia seeds!
Yes, some toasted pine nuts
Yes, some pistachio nuts

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How about croutons, tortillas or pita chips?
Sure! All of those sound good!
No. Those are carbs.
Gimme croutons!
Pita chips sound good!

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What herbs will be included?
Is cream a herb?
Whatever is the most expensive.
Parsley and basil from my garden!
Oregano and chives

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How many avocados is the minimum viable number?
I hate avocado.
I must have at least three.
I'll have one if they are in season.
I would like one, please.

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How will you make the dressing?
I'll improvise!
Toss a little oil and vinegar
I have a few recipes in my head.
Buy it at the store

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Do you plan to include any olives?
Ew, no!
Yes, thinly sliced
Only as oil!
Probably not

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Will you finish the salad?
I doubt it.
Yes. It contains exactly the number of calories I'm supposed to eat.
If I'm hungry
Yes, I always clear my plate.

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