Need Salad Recipe for Wive's Meeting
Hi CH's! I am newly married to a chaplain in the Air Force. This Thursday I will be attending my first meeting with the other chaplain's wives. It's very casual apparently, just five or six women, and all I know is that everyone brings a salad to accompany the chat. This has me a bit perplexed. I asked for clarification and all I got was that people have brought veggie salads, bean salads, fruit salads, jello salads, pasta salads basically anything goes. I want to take something that will please most palates, hopefully is relatively healthy, but also different from anything too standard. Any suggestions.
so many options to choose from. here are some of my go-to's:
-salad greens, candied pecans, sliced strawberries, green onions, balsamic
-cranberry and pecan wild rice salad
-quinoa salad with roasted root vegetables
-fruit salad of strawberries, blueberries, mandarins, bananas and grapes with french dressing (no not the spicy tomatoey stuff, but powdered sugar and a little milk)
or how about a taco salad with tortilla strips, spicy chicken and black bean and corn salsa.
I think you should do something that sorta represents you or what part of the country you are from -- and if it's really out there, that's ok too b/c you may introduce something yummy, but then again, i'm sure you're stressed enough about this ;)
- baby spinach, feta, purple onions, cukes (vinaigrette dressing or my fave: yogurt based with lemon, garlic, a dash of olive oil, s&p)
- pesto tortellini pasta salad w/olives, broccoli, tomatoes
- orzo with baby spinach, feta, purple onions, cukes or tomatoes, basil, mozz cut small
Congratulations on your wedding. From your profile, I see that you are in Florida. If you can get some really good tomatoes now, I would suggest a caprese salad or bruschetta for something a little different. I never have leftovers with taco salad.
I'm watching Ina as I type and if desserts are appropriate, she just pulled a yummy looking fudge brownie pie out of the oven. That would be a great ending for a salad luncheon.