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Aug 15, 2014 08:10 AM

Summer veggie dish for a crowd?

I've been asked to bring a green vegetable dish to an outdoor party for about 20 people this weekend. The main menu is ribs, mac & cheese, and slaw. This time of year, I usually either grill my veggies or serve them raw in salads. I'm at a loss here--any suggestions would be much appreciated!

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    1. re: mcf

      Yes, this is wonderful and easy to make in bulk.

      I also like a huge platter of grilled veggies including rounds of corn dressed with a light vinaigrette .

      Although I like the zuch carpaccio I would not want another dish with cheese.

      1. re: magiesmom

        Makes perfect sense although I will note that I've made the zuke thing without cheese; just the toasted nuts, slivered good-quality olives, oil, and garlic. Pretty easy-going recipe!

      1. Summer squash tian. It's green and a whole lot of other colors, also serves well hot or RT.

        EDIT: I just reread what's on the planned menu, and the last time I received a plate of ribs, mac&cheese and coleslaw, the "green vegetable" component was that sprig of curly parsley.

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          1. re: tcamp

            The potage duBarry recipe she has is a winner. Up to you to decide whether or not you want to add the truffle jus.

        1. This looked so yummy and is very much for a crowd:

          1. Wow, I have nothing to add: the first three suggestions are fabulous.