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Baby shower food? salad bar?

I am planning on doing Spaghetti, rolls, and salad bar at my shower...suggestion for salad bar?

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:22 PM on Apr. 22, 2013 in Food & Drink

Answers (4)
  • I think a salad bar is a great idea. I'd like to go to more parties that actually had healthy food options. You could get maybe a bag of mixed greens and some fresh spinach, then chop up any veggies you want and serve them along with salad toppings and dressing.

    Answer by Ballad at 8:28 PM on Apr. 22, 2013

  • I love the salad bar idea!! I've done quiche with assorted salads, veggie platter and fruit platter, I've done a sandwich cake filled with chicken salad, ham salad and frosted with cream cheese....also with assorted salads, veggie and fruit platter, I've done finger sandwiches with all of the above. I think it also depends on the time of day, type of shower and number of people.

    Answer by ohwrite at 10:26 PM on Apr. 22, 2013

  • salad bar: sliced boiled eggs, shredded cheese, tomatoes/cherry tomatoes, garbanzo beans/chick peas, sweet corn and bean salsa, sliced sweet onions, crumbled blue cheese, croutons, chopped ham, sunflower seeds or some kind of nut (pine nuts), assortment of salad dressings (ranch, italian, sesame, ginger)

    Sides: potato salad, olive oil-based pasta salad

    I highly recommend making your own salad dressing. They're 10x better than store bought.  A simple, classic recipe is:

    1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

    1/2 to 2/3 cup lemon juice (fresh or bottled)

    1 tsp. black pepper

    1/2 tsp salt

    1 tbsp honey or sugar

    Optional: 2 tbsp lemon zest or 1 tsp. minced garlic or 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper

    Mix well in a medium large bowl


    Answer by hellokittykat at 12:48 AM on Apr. 23, 2013

  • A super popular Ginger dressing recipe that people beg me for the recipe:

    1/2 cup minced onions

    1/2 cup olive oil

    1/3 cup rice wine (or any kind) vinegar

    2 TBSP water

    1/4 cup chopped fresh ginger

    1 TSP ketchup (for color only)

    2 TSP soy sauce

    2 TSP sugar

    2 TSP lemon juice

    1/2 TSP minced garlic

    1/4 TSP salt (modify to taste later)

    1/4 TSP ground black pepper

    Blend all together on high speed for about 30 seconds or until all of the ginger is well-pureed.Yields 1-2 cups


    Answer by hellokittykat at 12:57 AM on Apr. 23, 2013

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