Skip the stress of the holiday season with a Christmas Salad Bar. It’s a simple, but elegant meal that everyone can enjoy! Children love being able to select the items they want. Family members with allergies and dietary restrictions will be able to avoid foods they cannot have. It’s a win-win for all.
Christmas Salad Bar Ideas
We like to set out a variety of bowl sizes and colors on top of a simple one solid color tablecloth. Luckily, I’m not the only one who loves a good salad bar!
A special thanks to Certified Angus Beef for allowing me to share photos of their amazing Christmas Salad bar prepared by their Culinary Team for the Sunday Supper Team. It was a tasty as it was beautiful!
Their holiday salad bar reminded me that all too often we get stuck on the ideas of how we think holiday dinners should look, when the reality is, breaking bread with our family and friends is the most important.
Simplifying the holidays doesn’t mean trading elegance for paper plates, it just means re-thinking the classics. A Christmas Salad Bar does just that.
For a more classic meal idea – try roasting!
What I love most about the Christmas Salad Bar Idea: Children can assist in almost every task of this meal from washing the produce, filling bowls, and arranging them on a long rectangular table.
Want to bring a salad for a Christmas party? Try these recipe for the popular Jennifer Aniston Salad!
Every salad bar needs a base of lettuce. Select 2-4 options for people to use as the base of their meal.
- Iceberg Wedges
- Green Leaf Lettuce
- Red Leaf Lettuce
Serve toppings finely chopped in small bowls. Include a mixture of fruit, nuts, vegetables and cheeses.
- Dried Cranberries
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Roasted Squash
- Shredded Carrots
- Goat Cheese
- Feta Cheese
- A variety of breads and rolls.
- Thinly sliced roast beef and chicken cubes.
- Salad Dressing
- and Croutons.
You may also enjoy these during the holiday season with your family…