This Post is not so much a recipe as an idea. When you are having people over, why not set up a Salad bar? Use your imagination as to what you include. There are so many advantages to using this method. One obvious one is that you can feed a Vegetarian like Steven! Another is that you can “size” your amounts according to the number of people you are serving. You can totally adjust ingredients, (and your budget) to the crowd. The above picture was a party for six. I also had a big bowl of mixed lettuces on the side. Recently, at the Bachelor Finale, I set up a pretty platter and even included chopped lobster tail and shredded King Crab. After all, it was a SPECIAL NIGHT! Only the best for the Bachelor Bunch!
A “Salad Bar” can also double as a Charcuterie Board….Just set a bowl of lettuces beside the meat and cheese board.
The one warning I would have about this wonderful way to serve people is to make sure you find out if there are any allergies in the crowd. For instance, don’t invite my hubby over if you sprinkle sesame seeds over or make the dressing with sesame oil. ALSO, seafood is often a red flag for some people. Last time I did a salad bar I included lobster and crab, chopped. Of course I put them in a separate bowl beside the display!
HAVE FUN WITH SALAD!! SPRING IS COMING!