Thursday, November 6, 2014

Homemade Salad Bar Ideas (Video)


Start with some lettuce then let your imagination climb! 
We like to chop and shred vegetables ahead of time and keep them in little tupperware containers in the refrigerator. Then they are ready to just get out and instantly have a salad bar. Try to use the cut-up vegetables within a few days. 
Now for some ideas!

Proteins:
Chopped hardboiled eggs
Smoked salmon
Shredded cooked chicken or turkey
Shredded hard cheese (like fresh parmesan)
Feta cheese

Nice extras (I like to pick a couple of these):
Croutons
Pecans 
Walnuts
Slivered almonds
Pumpkin seeds
Sunflower seeds
Dried cranberries

Vegetables:
Lettuce 
Shredded Zucchini
Shredded Beets
Sliced cucumbers
Sliced radishes
Cauliflower florets
Broccoli florets
Chopped bell peppers
Chopped snap peas (or just leave them whole)
Diced tomatoes
Canned marinated artichokes 
Olives (not that they are a vegetable, but whatever)

Fruits:

Small orange sections
Thinly sliced apples
Sliced strawberries

Salad Dressings:

Ranch dressing
Italian dressing
Poppy seed dressing
Homemade salad dressings

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Christi

2 comments:

  1. Good idea!! That way each person can chose the foods they like. Our daughter in law doesn't like lots of the foods we like in salad so I try to add those on the side that we like.

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    1. Thank you for commenting!! Yes, we like it because people can choose the foods they like and also if it all doesn't get eaten there are not vegetables in the lettuce that will get it soggy (like tomatoes). I hope you have fun with it!

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