Just an anecdote from the past: when I was still pretty new to Houston, I went to the cafeteria where I work, and I ordered the salad plate.
Which turns out to be a scoop of potato salad, a scoop of tuna salad, a scoop of chicken salad, and a serving of bean salad.
As I was checking out, the cashier looked at my plate, and sympathetically commented:
"Salads only? On a diet?"