A slang-term indicating the use of one's tongue and lips to lick, suck, and penetrate one's anus for the purposes of sexual stimulation: The term originated in prisons during the late 1970's or early 1980's and was derived from the fact that salad dressing was often used to help suppress the taste. Other condiments such as grape-jelly, maple-syrup, and ketchup have also been used for this purpose as well.
The expression became famous due to the statements of a prison inmate in an HBO special titled: "Prisoners of the War on Drugs", and a joke by Chris Rock based on the HBO special.
First of all, right, if hes a new comer, right, I want him to suck my ass with jelly, what they call "tossing the salad" -- thats the slang word: "tossing salad" -- it means sucking my ass, right, with jelly or without jelly. Some people use syrup, I prefer for the guy to use jelly, right. I will reach my climate, right, I will automatically get hard right. I will, you know, come automatically if hes sucking my ass for about ten minutes or longer. Its a sensation/feeling and it makes you feel real good. Most all gays do that, you know what Im saying? Like guys to suck their ass. Its just like a pussy, right, but the only different is its not a pussy, right. It's clean, the person is decent, and the person knows that thats a asshole but in they mind they're lookin' at it like a pussy because hes in prison. So, toss my salad, and let him eat me, you know, and we straight. Thats it.
Michael "Snowball" Jones
Inmate #000838155A, East Jersey State Prison