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I was asked to make a salad for my niece's b-day party...

It's her sweet 16 and I don't want to make a boring salad and my cousin didn't specify, she just said "some kind of salad." What kind of salad do think would be good to make for a big group of people?

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:38 PM on Nov. 19, 2009 in Food & Drink

Answers (13)
  • Use Romaine lettuce (I love romaine) add green peppers, red onions, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, black olives, ground pepper (sprinkle) Bring 3 different types of dressing I love Ranch that is my favorite.

    I am sure you'll get more ideas but this one is the one for me....mmmm! GL and Have fun!

    Answer by Butterfly1108 at 6:45 PM on Nov. 19, 2009

  • I make this for family gatherings and everyone loves it. I also add tomatoes to mine

    Seven Layer Salad
    6 slices bacon
    1 head iceberg lettuce, shredded or chopped
    1 yellow onion, diced
    3/4 cup diced celery
    1 medium red pepper, seeded and diced
    1 10 oz. package frozen peas, thawed
    1-1/4 cups mayonnaise
    2 Tbsp. granulated sugar
    1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
    Fry bacon. Drain on paper towels, and set aside.

    Place lettuce in a tall glass bowl.

    Scatter onions over lettuce in an even layer.

    Top with layers of celery, red pepper and frozen peas.

    Whisk together mayonnaise and sugar. Spread evenly over peas, like icing.

    Top with shredded cheese. Crumble bacon over cheese.

    Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 30

    Answer by SophiaofLight at 6:45 PM on Nov. 19, 2009

  • PASTA salad!!! my aunts pasta salad always goes first...she never has any left overs!!!!!

    Answer by sweetstkissez22 at 6:46 PM on Nov. 19, 2009

  • There's a really good fall one that you can buy at the store. It's got dried cranberries and roasted pumpkins seeds and a pumpkin spice vinaigrette dressing. So you could do something like that. Or another good one is mixed greens with diced apples and carrots and then a raspberry vinaigrette dressing. Basically adding some fruit and a yummy dressing makes a boring salad better. But that's just my opinion. 


    Answer by LilMomma1216 at 6:47 PM on Nov. 19, 2009

  • If you really want to be a hit with the kids make SNICKER SALAD! It's so good, it's made with apples, pudding , cool whip and SNICKERS! It tastes like candied apples.

    5 granny smith or golden delicious apples chopped to bite size
    5 snicker bars chopped to bite size
    1 tub whipped topping (let it thaw completely)
    1/3 package of small box of instant french vanilla pudding

    Mix pudding mix with topping. Add apples and snicker bar pieces and toss. Make this salad the day you are eating it as it doesn't keep. I also top mine with more snickers so it's more obvious it's NOT potato salad!

    Yep folks, it doesn't get much better than chocolate and apples and you even get to call it SALAD!

    Answer by Nika75 at 7:04 PM on Nov. 19, 2009

  • I love fruit salad.

    Answer by NicMorgan at 7:33 PM on Nov. 19, 2009

  • Fresh spinach leaves, manadrian oranges, toasted almonds, raspberries and or strawberries and raspberry vinagrette.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:00 PM on Nov. 19, 2009

  • Chickpea-Spinach Salad with Spiced Yogurt Dressing
    1/3 cup nonfat plain yogurt
    1 tablespoon lemon juice
    1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
    3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
    1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
    1 clove garlic, minced
    1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
    Freshly ground pepper to taste
    1.5 cups home cooked, or 1 15-ounce or 19-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed
    1 cup diced peeled cucumber (I use zucchini or broccoli)
    1 cup diced celery or fennel (I use jicama)
    1 cu p grated ca rrots
    10 cups small spinach leaves or mesclun salad greens (about 8 ounces)
    To prepare dressing: Whisk yogurt, lemon juice, oil, cumin, ginger and garlic in a small bowl until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. To prepare salad: Combine chickpeas, cucumber, celery (or fennel) and carrots in a medium bowl. Add half the dressing and toss to coat.


    Answer by rkoloms at 8:49 AM on Nov. 20, 2009

  • Toss spinach (or mesclun) in a large bowl with the remaining dressing. Divide the greens among 6 plates and top with the vegetables. Serve immediately. MAKES 6 SERVINGS NOTE: When I feel ambitious, I make croutons from pita; for a crowd, top with vegetables in the serving bowl.

    Answer by rkoloms at 8:50 AM on Nov. 20, 2009

  • Thanks ladies! I'm having a hard time choosing which one to make, maybe I'll make all of them!

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:50 AM on Nov. 20, 2009

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