We Raised the Salad Bar

A big thanks to Ashley to hosting our Raising the Salad Bar get together.

General thoughts on this selection:

– Ingredients were easy to find and versatile for many of her recipes.

– We were all introduced to at least one new ingredient.  I will be adding wheat berries as a pantry staple.

–  Dressings were so easy to prepare- done buying store bought.

–  It is a very easy book to cook from- for whatever flavor profile suits your fancy.

Come to think about it- I’m pretty sure there weren’t any real gripes about this cookbook…. aside from a couple disgruntled husbands who lack imagination in the salad department.

I would definitely recommend it to anyone who loves salads- or doesn’t- may this would change their mind.

On to the good stuff… the food.  For everyone who was not there- here were all the delightful things we ate.

I brought the curried wheat berry salad with pistacios and coconut.  (with almonds and no coconut)


Joye brought Baby Spinach and Strawberry Salad.IMG_3789

Carol made Chicken Salad with Fruit and Toasted PecansIMG_3791

Ashley made Lemony Asparagus and Artichoke Pasta Salad.


Bev and Devon both brought thePesto Chicken Salad with Bacon, Tomatoes, and Garlic Croutons- this one is Bev’s.IMG_3790

And Devons…  I actually like the rare times that two people bring the same thing because they are always so different- I like the different interpretations of the same recipe.  IMG_3793

Randie made the Avocados stuffed with Shrimp Salad- IMG_3796

Obviously, these were not stuffed in avocados, but we were all impressed with the presentation and the portability- makes a great appetizer.  Yum.IMG_3799

KT brought Arugula and Avocado Salad with Shaved Parmesan.  IMG_3801

A very satisfying meeting- it’s always fun to get together and I actually walked away feeling like I ate a vegetable or two- which I suppose I did.  Can’t wait to see everyone in September!

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1 Response to We Raised the Salad Bar

  1. carolheigh says:

    I loved the salads. Now I am looking forward to the next meeting. Let the grilling begin.

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