Making salad for a crowd! Monday, Nov 5 2012 




While I’m showing pictures of a time my husband and I made salad for a crowd (100 people), we do this on a small scale in our home regularly as well! I love having pretty salad waiting in the fridge, ready to eat. We eat more salad this way! It’s appealing to the eyes, and the tummy. 🙂 It lasts about 4-5 days in the fridge.

We made this salad back in March, when we put together a spaghetti supper fundraiser. We had no bowl big enough to make this much lettuce (10 heads of iceburg!), so we put a clean tablecloth on the table and had fun! 😀




First, get all your ingredients ready. Then spread the chopped up the lettuce on a clean table (on a smaller scale, we put it in a large bowl or large ziploc bag).

Next, you spread all your other veggies. Here, we had chopped up purple cabbage, grated carrots, as well as diced peppers (green/yellow/red/orange). These veggies make the salad so appealing to the eyes, and so much more fun to eat! Yet, it’s simple veggies to chop up and add. 🙂




Then you mix it all up and bag it. 🙂  On a small scale at home, we fill up a large ziploc bag full of ready-made salad this way. We use whatever veggies we have on hand, which usually means some carrots and purple cabbage as a basic (adds nice colour). Other veggies we’ve added is broccoli, cauliflower, and cucumbers. You don’t want to add any tomatoes as they will make the salad soggy and it will go bad faster. Sliced cucumbers also don’t last as long, so be careful if you add those.


This is a great way of preparing salad for a crowd, of just for your own family at home. My husband and I often prepare the salad together. It gives us a chance to talk, while preparing enough salad to last us several days. 🙂 A huge time saver!

Check out these yummy homemade salad dressings!

Voeller Salad Dressing (our favourite!)
Catalina Salad Dressing
Rachel’s Vinaigrette
Asian Salad Dressing


Asian Salad Dressing Monday, Jun 20 2011 

This is my sister’s salad dressing. I love yummy homemade dressings, especially in the summer when we tend to eat way more salads. For a unique salad dressing twist, try this one!


Asian Dressing

(Yields about 2 cups)

1/2 oz ginger
1/4 medium onion, cut in quarters
3/4 cup oil
1/4 cup vinegar
1/2 cup soya sauce
1 tsp tomato paste
1/8 tsp lemon, juiced
1 tsp garlic, minced
1/2 cup water

Soak ginger in cold water before removing outer skin. Cut in chunks. Combine all ingredients in food processor and blend until smooth. Refrigerate.

Catalina Salad Dressing Sunday, Jun 5 2011 

This is a yummy salad dressing recipe from my sister. I love homemade salad dressings, completely made from ingredients I can pronounce! 🙂

Catalina Dressing

(Makes 2 cups)

1 cup oil
1/2 cup vinegar
2/3 cup ketchup
1 cup sugar
2 tsp salt
1 dash paprika
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp celery seeds
1/2 tsp dry mustard
grated onions

Mix all ingredients in a blender. Refrigerate.

Shared at What’s Cooking Wednesday!

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