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    Large Salad for party of 30

    Tue May 18, 2004 12:44 am Groupie
    I need a nice, simple, yet yummy salad to toss up for a party of 30.

    Any suggestions? Dressing on the side Id imagine.. as 30 people arent going to agree.
    Tue May 18, 2004 1:04 am
    Forum Host
    I bring this by request to all the big family parties.(I`m really tired of it but they keep asking for it.) I just like to make different recipes.
    Yummy 7 Layer Salad recipe #51349
    I double making it in two aluminum pans. Top with the dressing hours before yes and I do mean hours. This really works. Being it`s topped with cheese and bacon the plastic wrop dosen`t stick to the dressing.
    You really won`t be sorry and niether will your guests.
    It`s a great make ahead. I have a girlfriend that makes it the night before.
    Tue May 18, 2004 1:18 am
    Forum Host
    Curried Seafood Salad is one of my standard 'buffet' salads. Makes a lot, is totally delish. icon_lol.gif
    Tue May 18, 2004 3:31 am
    Forum Host
    This is the one I'm always asked to bring for large gatherings Pasta Salad "Italian Style"
    Tue May 18, 2004 5:48 am Groupie
    Just double this recipe and you will be set! icon_biggrin.gif
    #79896 Southwestern Pasta Salad
    Tue May 18, 2004 6:46 am Groupie
    Mrs. Clark's Lindberg Relish can be made ahead & doesn't need doubling icon_wink.gif C.L.
    Tue May 18, 2004 7:15 am Groupie
    love4culinary wrote:
    I need a nice, simple, yet yummy salad to toss up for a party of 30.

    Any suggestions? Dressing on the side Id imagine.. as 30 people arent going to agree.

    Spring Salad recipe #89101 makes a lot of salad and this recipe is very easy to increase as needed.
    Miss Annie
    Tue May 18, 2004 8:03 am Groupie
    These are salads is usually use again and again when having a party.
    Overnight Buffet Salad
    Threadgill's French Quarter Pasta Salad
    Dunkley's Famous Macaroni Salad
    Vortex World Famous Potato Salad #39786
    Big Texan Texas Caviar

    Here are some dressing suggestions. I sometimes substitute them on the Overnight Buffet Salad instead of the dressing listed in the recipe.

    Del Rancho Garlic Dressing
    Texas Ranch Dressing

    Good luck with your party.
    Tue May 18, 2004 9:14 am Groupie
    Colorful Wild Rice Salad is very easy to make and is served cold or room temp. It is easily doubled, tripled or quadrupled, whatever you need.
    Tue May 18, 2004 2:54 pm Groupie
    We like to use several different kinds of lettuce, add small whole cherry tomatoes and grate some purple cabbage and carrots for color then have a bowl of "toppings" served beside the salad. You can use fresh toppings, canned or mixed (my preference).

    Fresh Toppings:
    Bell Pepper
    Minced garlic
    Bean Sprouts
    and anything else you desire to add

    Canned Toppings:
    Baby corn
    Black and Green Olives
    Mushrooms (I don't like them canned, but will eat them in this)
    Pickled onions
    and anything else that comes in a jar or can that you like

    Whatever you want from the other two.

    Other possible sides:
    Club Crackers
    Sunflower Seed
    Pumpkin Seed
    Meats if you like.

    Then serve the dressing in easy to use bottles (make sure they have the plastic piece in the top so it doesn't pour out too fast).

    This really is still simple. Especially if you go with the canned. We drain everything and dump it all together...then if people like that kind of thing, it's there and if they don't they can skip it. The canned version is kind of like marinated vegetables. (Sometimes we just make a gallon of marinated vegetables to use.)
    Boyz 5
    Tue May 18, 2004 4:29 pm Groupie
    icon_biggrin.gif Hi,there!!TGirl,RN has some recipes posted that cater to large groups-
    Overnight Spinach Salad for Fifty recipe #89513

    Hope this helps!! icon_biggrin.gif
    Tue May 18, 2004 10:57 pm Groupie
    agree about the layered salad idea - they are so easy and can be made in advance.

    Another option could be:

    NY Style Antipasto Salad recipe #65006
    Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:23 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    love4culinary wrote:
    I need a nice, simple, yet yummy salad to toss up for a party of 30.

    Any suggestions? Dressing on the side Id imagine.. as 30 people arent going to agree.

    Dressing already on the salad
    Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:24 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Red Apple Guy
    Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:24 pm
    Forum Host
    Locking thread due to being 9 years old and not a slow-cooker issue.

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