30 Jul The Incredible Edible Salad
The incredible edible salad has changed significantly over the years from your traditional iceberg lettuce, Roma tomatoes, sliced cucumbers and boring stale croutons with ranch. Today salads are something to get excited about in the food industry! Salads can be light and crisp, but they can also decadent and hearty. Regardless of what you are in the mood for, I bet there is a salad out there somewhere that will satisfy your craving. In the catering world this is exciting stuff to see a variety of menus go out with salads as their main courses. And, from a food lovers point of view, salads are a great way for every kind of chef to explore different tastes and flavors. From a buttery delicious lobster salad served with watercress lettuce, bright cherry tomatoes and and rustic homemade crouton sticks to a sweet balsamic and berry spring mix salad with toasted pine nuts and almonds, salads are more versatile than your traditional main dish!
One of the advantages to eating a salad is of course the vegetables, but that does not mean only vegetable have to go into your creations. Exploring with pastas, grains, beans, legumes, nuts, and herbs is a great way to turn your boring everyday house salad into a mouth watering entree. Also creating homemade salad dressing is super easy and can add a whole new dimension of flavor. Another “hot” trend in salads is grilling your ingredients. Romaine lettuce seems to work best for these kinds of salads, while arugula or spinach are amazing for wilted ones. Of course you can always add flavorful grilled, marinated, or pickled vegetables to just about any kind of leafy green to create a scrumptious meal.
Although the salad is making its debut in the catering world as a versatile vehicle for other delicious ingredients and substituting heavy meats and starches, it does present a bit of a challenge for events. This is primarily because the majority of catered food is prepared ahead of time. With salads if you chop your lettuce too early it will brown, likewise if you want it to have hot elements those items need to be prepared on the spot. Also dressing a salad prior to serving it will give it a short shelf life, so timing is everything. For these reasons catering and event with salads should not automatically be thought of as the least expensive option, but instead a great alternative to your standard faire!
ABOUT SAVORY CUISINES CATERING
If you are looking for a professional Boulder, Colorado catering company with an excellent reputation for their service and their food, look no further than Savory Cuisines. Catering to both the Denver and Boulder areas, including Broomfield to Longmont and Golden to Louisville, Savory Cuisines is dedicated to making the best food available by using the freshest and most flavorful ingredients available.
With an assortment of menu options collected from cultures around the world, Savory Cuisines can serve a delicious meal to a group of any size that is uniquely suited to their tastes. Choose from BBQ, Southwest, Chinese, Thai, Mexican, Italian, Irish, or Traditional American meals as you plan corporate events, home entertaining or special occasions like an anniversary or a wedding.
For quick and easy solution to catering dilemmas, select one of the many pre-made catering menus that our patrons have enjoyed in the past. Or, if you have special wishes or plans for the menu, we will gladly work one-on-one with you to ensure that everything is perfect with the menu and our Boulder catering services.