(Closed) Green Salad? Ugh!

posted 5 years ago in Food
  • poll: If there are fresh veggies and fresh fruit served, do I also need a green salad?
    Yes! People will be disappointed if there isn't a green leafy salad. : (38 votes)
    49 %
    Veggies and Fruit round out the meal, you don't need a green salad. : (39 votes)
    51 %
  • Post # 3
    2115 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    There wasn’t really an option I liked, but I like salads for an appetizer even if there are vegetables within the meal. For one, it’s not cooked, which to me signifies freshness more than cooked. I know that’s my quirk, but I like raw veggies. Now then, while I’d LIKE a salad, if it wasn’t there, I wouldn’t miss it. Food is food.

    Post # 4
    904 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I like salad, just not the standard “cucumber, red onion, and iceberg/romaine blend” typically served at large events.  I’m much more of a spring mix / baby greens with “fancy” toppings kind of girl.  So, if you’re not averse to all salads, maybe go with something above and beyond the standard fare.  Otherwise, I do agree that a solid serving of vegetables and fruit salad will cover your bases.

    Post # 5
    2954 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 1998

    I love a salad with my dinner and feel disappointed when there isn’t one!!!

    Post # 6
    447 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I really enjoy a salad before a meal because it is cold and crisp. Even with lots of cooked veggies, a delicious salad really rounds things out.


    You don’t have to do a typical salad (green or caesar). Here are the salad choices that my venue offers. A little different, but still typical flavors.

    *Coastal-Grown Greens with Manchego Cheese, Fried Shallot, Poached Pear Champagne Dressing

    *Wiens Wedge of Baby Iceberg, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Balsamic Grilled Red Onions, De Luz Avocado, Smoked Amish Blue Cheese Crumbles, and Drizzled with Avocado-Blue Cheese Dressing

    *Grilled Romaine Hearts with Goat Cheese Crumbles, California Strawberries, Pepitas, and Local Herb and Champagne Vinaigrette

    *Wild Rocket and Baby Arugula with American Grana Shavings, Blistered Grape Tomatoes, Toasted Pine Nuts and a Peppered Temecula Meyer Lemon Parmesan Dressin

    Post # 7
    6360 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Raw fruit and veg are my favorite thing to eat, so I’d miss it right away.

    If the price is the same, salad-lovers like me prefer any other leaf but iceburg (romaine is good), and would prefer any fruit, veg, or nut, over croutons. I honestly don’t understand croutons.

    Post # 8
    5405 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I think it’s totally fine to not have a salad with plenty of other vegetables. Cooked vegetables are preferable for health because you extract so many more nutrients than raw–just tell anyone who complains that lol. 

    Post # 9
    1671 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I don’t really think you need it. 

    Post # 10
    6360 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @BlondeMissMolly:  why do you say that (about the nutrients)? Everything I’ve read says the reverse.

    Post # 11
    7200 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I like salads but I wouldn’t miss it if I didn’t get one.

    Post # 12
    9955 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Interesting Menu.

    Ok here is my take on it, and your menu.

    I get that there are veggies in the Pasta… well and good.

    Pasta is a fave.  So we’d be good on that front.

    And Veggies with the Main are yummy (Fish / Beef duo)

    BUT I think at a formal sit down meal like a Wedding I’d still be looking for the Salad.

    And as for the Fruit Salad… not my thing, especially so if there was Yogurt involved.

    Lol, I’d be waiting on the Cake !!

    Hope this helps,


    Post # 15
    2196 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I think you need it, but that it can be really simple.  Just plain mesclun (mixed salad) with a touch of extra virgin olive oil & balsamic is lovely, and to make it a touch fancier some shaved parmesan on top is lovely.  

    Post # 16
    855 posts
    Busy bee

    i’m so uninspired by these salads.


    but give me a baby leaf/spinach/rocket salad… i would be all over it. I personally LOVE salad with pasta. I like having something crisp and fresh. It’s not about whether or not the main has veggies in it – it’s having those fresh greens – nom nom.

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