|For overview of brahmin meat in the Fallout series of games, see brahmin meat.|
Desert salad provides a very high amount of health over a short period of time, healing 105 HP at the Survival skill necessary to craft it. It is also one of a minority of food items which provide significant restoration to both the player's Dehydration and Starvation levels while in hardcore mode. Though it is not the most filling item in the game, its weight to health ratio make it one of the most efficient foods available. Accordingly, it is also one of the more difficult items to make, due to the rarity of pinyon nuts.
Effects of Survival skill
|10||+8 Hit Point, -48 Dehydration, -96 Starvation||60||+15 Hit Point, -88 Dehydration, -176 Starvation|
|20||+9 Hit Point, -56 Dehydration, -112 Starvation||70||+16 Hit Point, -96 Dehydration, -192 Starvation|
|30||+11 Hit Point, -64 Dehydration, -128 Starvation||80||+18 Hit Point, -104 Dehydration, -208 Starvation|
|40||+12 Hit Point, -72 Dehydration, -144 Starvation||90||+19 Hit Point, -112 Dehydration, -224 Starvation|
|50||+14 Hit Point, -80 Dehydration, -160 Starvation||100||+21 Hit Point, -120 Dehydration, -240 Starvation|
- Note: radiation levels are not affected by the Survival skill level.
1 Desert salad
This item must be crafted by the player. It is not sold by merchants or found elsewhere in the wasteland.
- Prior to patch 18.104.22.1684, the recipe required two barrel cactus fruit and two pinyon nuts.
Behind the scenes
(Increase or reduce ingredient portions to taste)
- 1 lb. extra lean ground beef (turkey may be substituted)
- 6 oz. tortilla chips
- 1 firm tomato
- 1/2 head of iceberg lettuce, cut
- 1 16oz. bottle of Catalina
- 3 oz. pinto beans
- 6 oz. sliced olives
- 1 avocado (optional)
- 4 oz. cheddar cheese
Brown the meat, drain.
In large bowl, mix lettuce, beans, and olives. Crush chips and add. Cut tomato into small chunks and add to bowl. Shred cheese and add. Slice avocado and add. Add meat. Toss with dressing. Serve.
Makes 4-6 portions.