Bolivian salads and vegetable side dishes can get quite interesting and often use ingredients you may not have thought of mixing together. Some salads are adopted (or adapted) from North American and European recipes but somehow Bolivian cooks have a way of giving their recipes a Bolivian flair.
In the highland regions of Western Bolivia where it's difficult to grow vegetables, salads tend to be quite simple (lettuce, tomatoes, onions, etc.) or involve cooked vegetables and potatoes, rice or pastas. In Northern, Eastern and Southern Bolivia, where most of Bolivia's agriculture is concentrated, you can find a huge variety of vegetables and salads. There is also a lot of influence from Brazilian and Argentinean (and therefore Italian) cuisine in this region.