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salad for international dinner - mjkcooking - 03-03-2016


I'm in need of help. Looking for a salad. That I could use for a International dinner.

Last year they used Greek style salad with a vingerette served in advance

I have seen a fruit salad with a honey dressing.

Or a orzo veggie salad.

Any other ideas. . Will have close to 200.
And all sorts of food From Poland. Japan Mexico. Japan.

Thanks for any help

Re: salad for international dinner - Mare749 - 03-04-2016

Marye, is this the fruit salad with honey dressing that you saw? I thought this was so pretty and have saved it to make for a family dinner sometime.

Re: salad for international dinner - Harborwitch - 03-04-2016

Queen of Sheba Salad . . . although this is not the time for tomatoes. I think we did it for an Ethiopian or Middle Eastern dinner?

Re: salad for international dinner - cjs - 03-04-2016

Here are three of my favorite salads for dinner parties -
Chopped Salad***** - Great Salad Dressing
Source: C@H’s Splendid Soups & Super Sides

Fennel, Frisée, and Escarole Salad*****
Source: Gourmet | January 2009 - by Toni Oltranti

Source: Williams Sonoma Entertaining book

recipes upon request....

Re: salad for international dinner - Cubangirl - 03-04-2016

I don't know is this doable for 200 but it is a great Middle Eastern Salad:


Can use white wine vinegar (or try malt or cider vinegar)

Servings: 4

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes

1 TBS. Champagne vinegar
1/2 medium red onion
3½ oz. pitted medjool dates (100g)
2 TBS. unsalted butter (30g)
2 TBS. olive oil, divided
2 small pita bread
1/2 cup unsalted almonds, (75g)
2 tsps. sumac
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
6 oz. baby spinach leaves -- (150g)
2 TBS. fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp. kosher salt

Thinly slice onion., quarter dates lengthwise, , roughly tear pita into 1½" pieces, coarsely chop almonds.

Put the vinegar, onion, and dates in a small bowl. Add a pinch of salt and mix well with your hands. Leave to marinate for 20 minutes, then drain away any residual vinegar and discard.

Meanwhile, heat the butter and half of the olive oil in a medium frying pan over medium heat. Add the pita and almonds and cook for 5 to 6 minutes, stirring all of the time, until the pita is crunchy and golden brown. Remove from the heat and mix in the sumac, red pepper flakes, and ¼ tsp. salt. Set aside to cool.

When you are ready to serve, toss the spinach leaves with the pita mix in a large mixing bowl. Add the dates and red onion, the remaining olive oil, the lemon juice, and another ¼ tsp. of salt. Taste for seasoning and serve immediately.

Recipe Type: Almonds, Cookaholics Forum, Dried Dates, Lemon, Onions, Salad, Salad Dressing and Toppings, Spinach, Yotam Ottolenghi

Author: Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi
Source: Jerusalem page 30
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Re: salad for international dinner - foodfiend - 03-04-2016

For 200 people is tough... plus at this time of year it's difficult to find certain ingredients at their best (like tomatoes)...

This Italian-ish salad has winter ingredients

This salad from Senegal also contains ingredients that are available at this time of year (plus it's a great do-ahead dish). I cut the oil down to 1/2 cup and it was fine.

This Israeli salad is incredible (I add black olives and feta to make it a light lunch).Unfortunately, it tastes best when mixed with the dressing just before serving, so I don't know it this is an option (the tomato and cucumber release too much liquid and get mushy if done too far in advance).