Post # 1
We are having an outdoor wedding, we are having it catered but we are making some of the food ourselves like the salad. Since it will be outdoors and warm we want a good refreshing salad…anyone have a good idea for one? Something we can pre make and is hardy!
Post # 3
I love a good napa cabbage salad. It’s just raw shredded napa, green onions (if you want) and crunchy ramen noodles, nuts, and sesame seeds. You put on a sweet soy dressing.
This would be a great choice because it doesn’t have mayo, which wouldn’t be great if it’s warm.
Post # 4
Mark Bittman wrote a great article about 101 Picnic-friendly foods. Here’s the link:
Post # 5
Here’s one i’ve been DYING to try. I had it in a restaurant =].
Fig Salad with apple cider vinegarette
5 cups baby romaine leaves or mesclun
1/2 cup fresh figs, cut in halves
<2 TB Boursin cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup candied pecans
1/3 cup fresh apple cider
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon aged balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh basil, minced
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
Place baby romaine leaves in a salad bowl and top with sliced figs, candied nuts and crumbled Boursin
Whisk together apple cider, lemon juice, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, garlic, basil, dijon mustard, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
Serve dressing with salad.
Post # 6
Strawberry spinach salad! It’s made with a sweet poppy seed dressing. It’s really good! Unfortunately I don’t have the recipe for the dressing, but I can try to ask someone for it later, or I can try to see if it’s on google. You can premake the dressing and chop the strawberries, but probably I wouldn’t suggest throwing it all together until towards right before you serve it or else it might get too wilty, which I don’t know if that would be too much of a hassle. Oh, there are red onions in it too, which you could again just slice ahead of time. I forgot about them because I dont like them and pick them out :p
edited: Here’s a recipe for it that I found. Sounds like its the right one, other than it not including the onions, which I guess are optional since I take them out personally anyway lol
Post # 7
the best refreshing salads I enjoy are the ones that have some fruit in it. I love waldorf salads… throw in some walnuts, apples, craisins and a little grilled chicken with some balsvinegar… fantastic
Post # 8
There’s a cool grilled apple salad on the cover of my new Southern Living and I’m gonna check it out!
They have a few good salad recipes this month btw!
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
Here’s a tomato and cucumber salad that I made up. I don’t really measure stuff, but this is approximate. 🙂 Everybody loves it.
2 large tomatoes, cut into bite-sized chunks
2 cucumbers, peeled and cut into bite-sized chunks
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon kosher salt (or to taste)
½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper (or to taste)
½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup fresh dill, torn
Post # 10
Roasted pine nuts or walnuts
Dalop of warm goat cheese
Dressing of your choice, and salt and pepper to taste. I like olive oil and rasberry vingeret