Originally Posted by BBQ COP
Having a large party June 3rd for my daughter's college graduation. I am having 100 people attending. Looking for a salad for this large group. Looking for more then a plain salad. We are having Roast Pig,
with italian seasoning,60 lbs steamed shrimp
, 1200 top neck clams, Roast beef, Pot and Mac salad etc
. Any help would be appreciated. Something classy, good, and that all would enjoy. Thank you for your time and attention in advance.
Yikes. Lost my whole post/reply. Do you have a particular theme/cuisine in mind?
Looks like you will have a variety of food - pork/beef/shrimp/clams etc., so I would keep it simple and ingreds to compliment the dishes rather than overpower them.
Layered salads are festive and make a nice presentation in clear trifle bowls.
Couscous salad. Instant couscous takes about five minutes to prepare, and you can add in fruit (mangos etc) or veggies.
Carrot Raisin salad - Posted the recipe on this site?
Mediterranean rice salad - Have the recipe, if you're interested.
Here are some more ideas:
You can adjust the amount of servings
Cucumber Dill Salad
Serving Size : 4
Salt, to taste
3 garlic cloves
2/3 cup plain yogurt
1 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
2 Tbs. minced fresh dill
Freshly ground white pepper, to taste
3 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
Peel and thinly slice the cucumbers, then place the slices on a flat plate. Salt lightly and tilt the plate so that excess water will drain off easily. Let stand for about 1 hour.
Pass the garlic cloves through a garlic press into a small bowl. Add the yogurt, lemon juice, dill, salt and white pepper and stir until well mixed. Add the olive oil and stir vigorously until blended.
Place the drained cucumber slices in a salad bowl, pour the dressing over the top and toss gently. Refrigerate for about 1 hour to allow the flavors to marry, then serve. Add sliced onions and serve on a bed of greens.
Spinach Mandarin Orange Salad
Serving Size : 4
1/2 pound Spinach or mixed greens
1 can (11 or 15 oz.) Mandarin Oranges, drained
1/2 cup sliced ripe olives
1/2 cup sliced Red Onion
1/2 cup balsamic vinaigrette
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
Combine spinach, mandarin oranges, olives and onion in large serving bowl. Pour vinaigrette over salad; toss to evenly coat. Top with feta cheese.