Fun ways to serve salad at a party
I heard of a creative serving idea for caesar salad which was to put it into Martini glasses with a breadstick to look like a stirer. Anyone have other creative and fun "containers" to serve food in that is easy to walk around with other than plates?
There was just recently a thread by a woman who's going to serve an Asian noodle salad in the white "take-out" folded-cardboard food pails (like what Chinese restaurants use).
If you wanted to serve a more traditional salad in the pails, perhaps you'd want to use an Asian-inspired dressing (with sesame oil, garlic, ginger, soy, a little sugar, maybe some mirin?)
Another idea I saw during last summer's "wedding season" was "Wedge Salad Skewers." Chunks of iceberg were skewered and drizzled with a bacon/blue cheese dressing that was very, very thick.
-taco salad in mini taco shells or even on top of larger tortilla chips
-my mom used to do a riff on cobb salad with contents sans lettuce inside lettuce leaves
-what about a modified pasta salad where all veggies and dressing were stuffed inside jumbo shells?
-sautee spinach, shallots, ect., and additional desired ingredients and stuff into button mushroom caps for inside out spinach salad
-caprese salad on toothpicks is always a big hit
LOVE FRICOS! And they're so easy to make!!! Great idea!! I use a clean egg carton to mold mine. And usually just stuff them with goat cheese mousse, but I LOVE the salad idea!
My take on salads sometimes, is to serve them as sandwiches, like a grilled chicken cobb sandwich, which my CH adores. You toast your bread, add your grilled chicken in slices, top with bacon, tomato, lettuce and a blue cheese mayonnaise on top.
Or greek salad, but the lettuce is grilled - I thnk CH had an article on that already. I've also tossed it chopped up and then tossed it with pasta - delicious!
zucchini boats or mini bell peppers are great for holding bean salads (green bean, three bean, black bean & corn, etc.). i also love to serve crab, lobster, shrimp or grilled veggie salad in avocado halves.
I have served blue cheese caesar salads where I chopped the romaine, tossed with the dressing & then put a served it on individual romaine leaves. So each guest got a big leaf with chopped salad on it--caneither use a fork or just eat the leaf along with the salad. It looked really nice all fanned out on a platter.