How To Set Up A Salad Bar
For an exciting salad bar
display, follow these simple tips.
Make food look inviting with a variety of textures,
colors, and garnishes.
Offer a lot of variety in items - vegetables,
fruits, pasta salads and toppings like croutons,
corn chips and dressings.
Set out deli trays of cheeses and cold cuts so
guests can make chef's salads or small sandwiches.
Stock up on beverages - soft drinks and iced tea are
To set up your salad bar, start with plates, then
assorted food items, ending on bread and rolls.
It's also nice to serve salads from chilled bowls
Create a salad bar with a variety of pre-made
salads, i.e., Caesar salad, pasta salad and tuna
salad. For a meaty salad that can also serve as a
main meal for a luncheon, try flavorful mandarin
Look for a delicious assortment of croutons at your
local store, or make your own. Cut
day-old bread into small cubes. Sauté them in a
little olive oil and butter (or margarine) over
medium heat, tossing frequently, for about five
minutes. They should look toasted and golden. Add a
little finely chopped garlic or chopped fresh herbs
if desired. They are great on salads or in soups.
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