Salads form an inevitable part of the wedding buffet. Usually, salads are the first to be served at any wedding and hence their presentation and taste become all the more important. A concoction of cold and hot foods, salads also have a great nutritional value. We’ve listed a few amazing salad recipes for your big day!
Having its roots in the United States, Ambrosia salad is made with a blend of tiny marshmallows, pineapple, oranges and coconut in a sour cream or a whipped cream base. As an alternative you can also add raspberries or strawberries to it.
Originated in Mexico, Caesar Salad is a healthy and green salad. It is made of lettuce and croutons dressed with olive oil, lemon juice, parmesan cheese, anchovies and black pepper. You also add egg in this salad.
One of the healthiest salads, this salad is surely for the calorie-conscious and fruit lovers. A fruit salad can be spotted at almost every wedding buffet. It is made up of some common fruits such as pineapple, apple, guava, etc. served in a syrup base. The ingredients of this salad usually depend on your taste and preference.
Another very healthy and a popular salad, Garden salad comprises of lettuce, carrots, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, bell peppers and basically any vegetable that you like. Don’t forget to add Garden salad to your menu as this would serve as a healthier option to your health conscious guests.
A type of fruit salad, Jello salad found its origin in the US. It is usually made with flavored gelatin, cream cheese, fruits, and marshmallows. You can also add some vegetables like carrots and nuts to this salad.
A tastier version of a salad, Macaroni salad is made up of macaroni pasta dressed in mayonnaise, sour cream and some vegetables like spring onions, cucumber, lettuce, etc. It is generally served cold and the shape of pasta can vary depending on your preference. Generally, penne pasta is the most suitable and most used for this salad. Almost every reception buffet consists of one or more macaroni salads.
Dill potato salad
Dill potato salad is prepared with red potatoes dressed in mayonnaise, sour cream, onions and dill weed. High in nutrition and calories, this salad is easy to make and mouth-watering. The method of cooking potato salad varies across countries and states.
Just as the name suggests, this rich salad originated in Russia. It is prepared using diced potato, meat, hard boiled eggs, green peas and pickles. Mayonnaise is also used to prepare the dressing of this salad.
Chicken salad is basically any salad that comprises of chicken as the major ingredient and is a great option for your wedding day. The preparation of this salad differs from place to place. However, the most common ingredients used are eggs, mayonnaise, and some seasonings.
A healthier version, Coleslaw salad is usually low on calories. It is prepared using raw cabbage and diced carrots.