how much ??

Joined Dec 12, 2000
just need to ask a question, in regards to a luncheon that I'm doing for my sister's wedding. I'm planning on around 65 people, and I'm not sure how much tossed salad I will need, I'm buying the 3 pound bags. If anyone could give some sort of number, it would be greatly appreciated.
TIA, Jeff
Joined Nov 15, 2000
This is what I do when I cater.
Off hand, I would say 3 bags of 3 lbs of salad for 65 people. It really depends on what other foods you have. I usually go with 1-2.5 oz of salad per person. If it is just one entree with trimmings I serve 2 oz. On the average I go with 1.5 oz which yeilds between 1/2 -2/3 cup per person.
Consider too, if you are going to add tomatoes, onions, green peppers,croutons ect which can add as much as 1-1.5 oz more to the salad, if so definitely go with no more than 1.5 oz.
Even though some people will not eat salad, others will take double. It usually evens out. Hope this helps.
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