Salade parisienne is a type of salade composée — a composed salad. This doesn’t mean the salad is calm! This is a large meal-size salad literally built out of a number of items. In one sense it is equivalent to the American “chef’s salad.” The difference may lie in the variety of salade composées that can be found in brasseries. Some are traditional, but others are unique to the brasserie serving them.