Saturday, March 6, 2010

Salad Bar

Having guests? Do they all have different tastes? Maybe different dietary needs? How about a build your own salad bar at home. Have all the ingredients and keep them all separate so the gluten free person can steer clear of the croutons and blue cheese,and the vegan/vegetarian can have all the veggies and fruits they can eat.
Start with the greens; 
iceberg, romain, endive, arugula, chard, spinach or mixes
Throw in the veggies, use bowls, Tupperware and relish trays;
cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, onions, broccoli, cauliflower........
chopped apple, mandarine oranges, strawberries, dried cranberries
Nuts and seeds:
almonds, pecans, walnuts, shelled sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds, flax seed
hard boiled eggs
meat; chicken, ham, pastrami, bacon
cheese- shredded or chunks, any kind, how about a sharp cheddar, a mild mozzarella, and an asiago wedge
Don't forget the olives and the breads
hard rolls, croutons, crackers
Now be sure and have a good variety of dressings, including olive oil and a good balsamic vinegar.
Healthy and individual, your guests should have a wonderful time.

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