Assuming the vegetables used to make a salad were washed prior, does eating such a salad require the washing of hands without a Bracha?

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    editing in why you think they would require washing would greatly improve this question. ( If I had a source for you I'd give it to you, but I don't have one off-hand )
    – MTL
    Nov 25, 2014 at 1:07
  • The veggies are dried first though...
    – Double AA
    Nov 25, 2014 at 3:11
  • @DoubleAA You dry your veggies before putting them in a salad?
    – msh210
    Nov 25, 2014 at 6:45
  • @msh210 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salad_spinner
    – Double AA
    Nov 25, 2014 at 6:48

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Shulchan Aruch HaRav O.C. 158:3 paskens that any food normally eaten without using ones hands directly does not require washing of hands without a Bracha.

Salad, as far as I know, is eaten with cutlery, so it would not require washing according to that.

  • +1. Mishna B'rura 158:26 cites this rule also.
    – msh210
    Nov 25, 2014 at 6:47
  • I've seen some who are careful not to eat an entire washed vegetable, because of this concern. i.e. they will wash a carrot or cucumber, but then cut off a bit of the end. The idea is, as long as one doesn't consume a whole washed vegetable, the ruling of the shulchan aruch doesn't apply, and then the rest of the remaining vegetable could even be eaten by hand.
    – Jake
    Nov 25, 2014 at 8:37
  • @Jake That sounds highly suspect.
    – Double AA
    Nov 25, 2014 at 15:37

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