Post # 1
So we are getting married on our family farm and having a massive lamb spit with bread rolls and gravy for the main dish (have huge cheese and antipasto platter before hand) but i want to know what type of salads would you eat im thinking of having 4 different ones. Something with potato, something green, a pasta salad and maybe something with vegetables. What do you think and/or suggest? Feeding roughly 80 people.
Post # 2
Roasted beetroot, roasted pumpkin, spinach, feta, pepitas and balsamic vinaigrette
Post # 3
I think you’re plan sounds delicious! I wish it was lunch time 🙂
Post # 4
This is seriously the best salad I’ve ever had – my housemate made it a few years ago and now I’m addicted.
It also has the benefit of not including mayonnaise, salad cream or vinegar, all of which I hate. I make it with one chili instead of two.
Post # 5
laurenthurbon : It sounds delish. I’d suggest another meat dish for people who are anti-lamb though. I feel like it’s a niche group (that I’m totally in) and other people freak out because it’s a helpless baby sheep. Do not, under any circumstances, have a potato salad for 80… high contamination risk there, not worth it. Also gross, lol. I think roasting small potatoes, onions and herbs in the coals would be great if that’s feasible for you. And maybe you could do a salad bar where everyone creates their own? That way things like ‘shrooms or beets dont’ go to waste on people who don’t want it, but everyone can make a delicious salad with their meal.
Post # 6
I agree with skunktastic‘s suggestion of a second meat (chicken would work great) and roasted potatoes. And now I’m really hungry.
Post # 7
I’d suggest keeping the sides lighter since your main is very heavy. What about:
– Roasted potatoes
– Three bean salad (protein option for vegetarians and people who don’t eat lamb)
– Grilled veggies or corn on the cob
– Pasta salad w a vinaigrette dressing (no mayo for reasons stated above!)
Post # 8
laurenthurbon : I personally don’t and wouldn’t eat lamb, will you have alternatives for others who feel the same?
Post # 9
Sound delicious, but I’d turn that “maybe something with vegetables” into “definitly some vegetables!”
It sounds really good but also all very heavy. I’d suggest dropping one of the heavy “salads” and replacing it with a greek salad and a vegetable side (roast or grilled veggies).