[Salad] Bar NOTHING

Summer meals are sometimes less-than-appealing to plan . . . particularly if it happens to be on the hotter side. SO, I just thought I would remind you of an option that you may have written off!

salad bar optionlettuce image via

That’s right. Now, salad sometimes sounds less-than-appealing. I mean, salad can just be so blaaaand, right?



Salad is only boring if you lack imagination, friends. The spread above is the delightful smorgasbord of salad accoutrements that I recently enjoyed with friends.


A few things you might enjoy on a good salad:

  • avocado
  • sweet corn
  • chives
  • peppers of all colors (pan-seared for some extra deliciousness)
  • chick peas (baked, if you want that extra little crunch!)
  • bacon
  • kale chips
  • sunflower seeds
  • pine nuts
  • sugar snap peas
  • mushrooms (sautéed is better)
  • dried cranberries
  • olives (unless you’re me)
  • basil
  • snow peas
  • tomatoes
  • beans (black beans, kidney beans . . . )
  • cucumbers
  • radishes, if you’re into that kind of thing
  • strawberries
  • onions (might I suggest shallots?)
  • cheddar cheese cubes
  • carrot shavings
  • hard boiled eggs
  • croutons (homemade are delicious, if you can manage it!)
  • crumbled goat cheese
  • peach slices
  • apple slices
  • wheat berries
  • broccoli florettes
  • slivered or sliced almonds
  • candied pecans (or walnuts)
  • beats (I bake them and cut them into chunks)
  • orange slices
  • feta cheese

Anything I forgot?



Published by Abby

Dabbling in decoratives is an ongoing obsession. I love having a go at This, That and the Other. . . tackling projects that tickle my fancy, hoarding costumes (for the "Someday" that I own a dress-up tea-house for grown-ups) and hosting themed parties whenever I am not immersed in teaching French and Writing to high school students. In the interest of full transparency, there's something serious you should know: I overuse the ellipsis . . . frequently. Embarassingly enough, it seems to be the punctuation that best captures my stream of thought as it flits off of one subject and towards the next!

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