Joined Dec 9, 2010
The salads have to be on the tables when guests arrive. So predressing is our only option. But could hold off until say 2 hours before plating. Thank you.


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Joined Oct 7, 2001
Thereare no salad greens that I know of that can withstand being dressed 2 hours before serving, no matter how light a viniagrette you make.  But here are a few options:

1.  Dressing served on the side

2.  Plate salads without the dressing and just before guests sit down have servers go around and drizzle the salads with dressing (not optimal but way better than dressing the salads 2 hours in advance)

3.  Create a salad that made up of vegetables other than greens  such as beets or other root vegetables and then toss with just a bit of frissee, which would somewhat hold up for that length of time.
Joined Aug 13, 2006
Hi Snapdragon and welcome.

Could I suggest that in the line where it says "topic" you write the actual topic?  That way we can know if we are interested in what you are asking or not, if we have any expertise or not.  Like you might say "dressing salads in advance?" as a topic line.  It makes it easier.  Notice the other posts.  They all have an actual topic, which is preferably not "help" or something generic, but specific. 

You'll probably get more answers that way. 
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