A typical fresh South African salad may include tomatoes, potatoes, green beans, cabbage, mealies (corn), and pumpkin. Fresh exotic fruits such as mangoes, apricots, grapes, quince, peaches, pomegranates, and melons are mixed together in a fresh salad and can be topped with whipped cream. More consistent salads include seafood on fresh lettuce platter, lobster meat stuffed in avocado, rock lobster tail salad, or crayfish salad. Biltong sometimes is used for a sausage salad in big food fests. Tomato salad and green bean salad can be served as appetizers as well as the yellow melon muscadel. A typical South African salad with Indian origins is the Chakalaka salad, which will typically be served in restaurants, as well as the grilled marinated meat in apricots, and the dried fruit chutney, served as a dessert as well as a salad. Some other South African salads include the Slaphakskeentjies (South African onion salad), and the chicken breast with paprika and yogurt.

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