This year, for the 4th of July, we had some friends over for brunch. I made several dishes that everyone could eat, but then I also had a few brunchy staples like eggs, bagels and cream cheese. I made a delicious cauliflower rice dish with turkey bacon and wilted baby greens. The salad in this recipe post was pretty as a centerpiece and tasted fabulous as well! I also made a festive fruit platter for the holiday with blueberries, red grapes, and white nectarines.
When you have people over, a salad is an easy dish to prepare and adds color to your table. I included baby spinach, cucumbers, carrots, grapes, blueberries, corn, and scallions. Although we love our lettuces in this house, I used the baby spinach since it was brunch and it has a lighter feel to it. So, if you’re making a salad like this, just be creative in your presentation. A huge part of enjoying a meal is the visual presentation! We eat with our eyes before our mouths! I made carrot ribbons, round cuts of cucumber slices, made little slices of scallions, and cut the grapes in half. The berries and corn were whole. I did a fun little pattern and it was done!
You can prep a salad like this the day before so you have less work the day of your party. In my case, this was a huge help since the baby wanted lots of attention on the morning of our gathering. Have fun creating beautiful masterpieces of food![yumprint-recipe id=’69’]