Sophisticated Salads Dinner Party

Take advantage of the bounty of crunchy, vitamin-packed greens and vegetables in the Giant Eagle® produce aisle, and entertain guests the easy way with a salad dinner party. From start to finish, you'll love the simplicity of this fresh party idea.
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Giant Eagle stocks everything you need to make your salad dinner a success.

Serve a selection
Plan to serve several different types of salad. Consult our Easy Greens and Inspired Salads article for more ideas, or browse our recipes for green salads. (Editor's note: Consider printing a "menu" of salad combinations and placing them at the table.)

  • Chef salad: Garden salad, strips of deli ham and chicken, shredded cheese, hard-cooked egg, sliced tomatoes, ranch dressing
  • Classic Caesar salad: Romaine lettuce, shredded Parmesan cheese, bacon bits, Caesar dressing, anchovies (optional)
  • Classic garden salad: Garden salad or spring mix, baby cut carrots, onion, grape tomatoes, croutons, Italian dressing
  • Cobb salad: Garden salad or spring mix, sliced tomato, sliced chicken breast, hard-cooked egg, shredded cheese, bacon bits, honey mustard dressing
  • Greek salad: Romaine or garden salad, crumbled feta cheese, black olives, sliced onions, balsamic vinaigrette dressing
  • Spinach salad: Spinach salad, hard-cooked egg, sliced onions, honey mustard dressing

 
 

Make it a meal
Create more substantial salads by adding sources of protein.

  • Crumbled or sliced hard-cooked eggs (Editor's note: One dozen Giant Eagle® Grade-A large eggs should serve up to 24 guests.)
  • Cooked salmon chunks, shrimp, chicken or beef
  • Chunk light canned tuna, drained
  • Strips of deli meat, such as turkey, ham or chicken
  • Giant Eagle shredded cheeses
  • Crumbled feta cheese

 

Top it all off
Offer a wide assortment of popular salad toppings such as: 

  • Giant Eagle salad dressings
  • Olives
  • Croutons
  • Chickpeas
  • Wasabi peas
  • Bacon bits
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Chopped walnuts, almonds or pecans

 

All the fixings

Giant Eagle stocks everything you need to make your salad dinner a success.

  • Save prep time: stock up on Farmers Market® bagged salad mixes (in our Produce Department). We carry spring mix, Parisian salad blend, romaine chopped, garden supreme and flat-leaf spinach, so your guests can mix and match.
  • Browse our vegetable selections for popular salad vegetables like:
    • Nature's Basket® organic baby-cut carrots
    • Farmers Market sliced white or baby bella mushrooms
    • Green onions
    • Radishes
    • Seedless cucumbers
    • California broccoli
    • Green peppers
    • Stem, grape, cherry, Roma tomatoes
    • Spanish, Vidalia, red and yellow onions
    • Pick up some fresh fruit to add color, flavor and nutrition to salads. Red Delicious and Pink Lady apples, plump red strawberries, and oranges are good choices.