As its name describes, the salad fork is used to eat salad and vegetables. It is a fork for salad. Salad forks are mostly smaller than dinner forks. And they can be of the same size as well. Salad fork has a thicker left line for cutting than most are right-handed. Salad fork placement is commonly on the left side of the table, depending on when it will be served. If the salad comes after the main course, then the salad fork will be on the right side of the line.