Build a Stylish Summer Salad Bar!

Build a Summer Salad Bar! Idea to SAVE!

Entertaining this summer? Try a “build your own salad bar”. I recently styled up this summer salad bar above for eHow Home (click to see all the pics and my top tips to recreate the look). I love this idea because it’s perfect for fresh summer fruits and vegetables and hey – it helps counter all the desserts I share around here ;) This was such a fun and colorful project. I adore how it turned out.

P.S. You can even get my printable “Salad Bar” sign on eHow too!

If you love this idea, I’d love for you to share it with friends and family! Thanks so much for supporting me!

Individual Arugula, Blueberry & Feta Salads with Toasted Pecans

Party Tip: Serve this tasty salad recipe individual servings for parties!
Party Tip: Serve this tasty salad recipe individual servings for parties!
Party Tip: Serve this tasty salad recipe individual servings for parties!

Do you know why I love individual salads? A few reasons. First of all, anything individual, single-serve, or miniature is just infinitely more adorable. When it comes to salads, it adds a little fancy flair that makes guests feel special (their very own salad)! Second of all and my personal favorite = toppings. Why?¬†Well, you know when you serve from a large salad bowl that the toppings all fall … { read more }

Strawberry Poppyseed Spinach Salad

Strawberry Poppyseed Spinach Salad with the most AMAZING Raspberry Orange dressing!
Strawberry Poppyseed Spinach Salad with the most AMAZING Raspberry Orange dressing!

After all the desserts and a holiday weekend of indulging, let's get back on the boat with a delicious salad recipe, shall we? Don't worry, a killer dessert is coming your way this week. Meanwhile, what I love about this salad is how gosh darn PRETTY it is. Yes, a salad. Pretty! Which of course makes it perfect for entertaining. I used small glass dessert bowls for the salads and served them up … { read more }

Strawberries: A Farmer’s Market Brunch

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Summer Strawberries My typical Sunday routine involves shopping the farmers market, which is conveniently walking distance from my apartment. I buy just about anything that catches my eye and then try out a new recipe with the ingredients purchased. Apparently I went on an empty stomach and ended up with pounds (yes, pounds!) of freshly picked strawberries. Living on a tight budget and a small … { read more }

Spring Salads: Parmesan Cups

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Lemon-Basil Shrimp Salad 1 1/2 pounds peeled, cooked large shrimp 1/2 large red onion, sliced 1/2 red bell pepper, sliced 1/2 yellow bell pepper, sliced Lemon-Basil Marinade (or a simple EVOO/lemon mix) 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped 8 cups salad greens 4 parmesan baskets Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing (or your favorite vinaigrette!) Place shrimp and next 4 ingredients in a large zip-top … { read more }