Tablescapes, Green Goddess Salad Bar with Wacky Weeds

We were having Chef’s salad for dinner and I am pretty sure some clever chef somewhere, long ago, came up with this title because it sounds a lot better then “Clean Out the Refrigerator Salad,”  which is what it basically is!

green goddess dressing

To jazz things up a bit, I decided to set it up salad bar style, and let everyone make their own.

salad bar 2

A little of this and a little of that looks pretty inviting when it’s given a little style.  I used the boxes from Crates full of Spring to add different heights and interest


“Eye candy” in small bowls to accent the ingredient colors, and a dinner plate on a small cake stand offers a bowl of smoked chicken and some sliced deli meats and cheese


We are all thinking Spring of course and Green, and what says Easter better than some fat orange carrots?

salad bar


Home made dressing makes it look like you went to some effort  is a nice touch, especially if you can make it early in the day to give the flavors a chance to blend


This garden fresh Green Goddess is from Yvonne over atStoneGable

everything puff pastry sticks

These are the Wacky Weeds growing in my Salad Bar, I was hoping for flowers, but they turned into weeds~ the story of my gardening life!!

cheese straws

Cheesy, crunchy, seasoned puff pastry sticks take no time at all and add a tasty special treat to a salad of leftovers


This is just another way to play “dress-up”


Taking the everyday ho hum

salad bar 2

far away from the everyday hum drum!

green goddess dressing


salad bar


Stop back by tomorrow and I’ll have the recipes for you~



black & white check compote/McKenzie-Childs

vegetable plates, crates/

covered serving bowl with spoon/Pflatzgraff  Villa Della Luna

polka dot apothecary jar/JMdesigns

faux carrot bundle/Hobby Lobby


I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Tablescape Thursday

It’s Overflowing

Uncommon Designs

Make it Pretty Monday

The Scoop

Memories by the Mile

Wow us Wednesday

Centerpiece Wednesday

19 Responses to “Tablescapes, Green Goddess Salad Bar with Wacky Weeds”
  1. Mary says:

    Salad never looked so good Jenna, especially when offered from a Courtly Check Compote! So festive and delicious to offer it buffet style. Cheesy puff pastry bread sticks make it a meal and would keep me from feeling deprived with only greens on my plate! Love the napkins and flatware presented in your cute crate! I have the same PB green pedestal in my kitchen 🙂

  2. Marigene says:

    Oh, everything looks like I could just reach into the screen and pick it up…yummy! Beautiful presentation, Jenna. Love the salad bowl!

  3. Tricia says:

    Wow, this gorgeous salad buffet would entice even picky eaters to go for a salad! The bread sticks look wonderful to me — the perfect bite along with the salad.

  4. WOW! What a great idea and fun too! Thanks for sharing! I would love to come to dinner for your special salad buffet. It looks so inviting!
    Blessings My Friend,

  5. Mona says:

    Such a good looking salad bar. I LOVE that salad bowl compote…just gorgeous!
    Love, Mona

  6. Rettabug says:

    Oh my goodness, Jenna …this is all just delightfully delicious looking! Yummo! I adore it when someone else does all the prep work so I can just combine things that I want in my salad. So fun!

    This would be a PERFECT set up for my tennis group’s end-of-the-year luncheon. Those cheesy, crunchy, seasoned puff pastry sticks make me want to reach out & grab one right this minute.
    Thanks for showing us how you set this all up, with the various levels & such cute labels for the dressing, too. Very stylish!!

  7. Bev says:

    Love the lush displays of food…just beautiful.

  8. You certainly took the hum-drum out of making a salad.. Everything looks so fresh and pretty

  9. What a great salad bar….You made it look so elegant and yummy!

  10. Now you KNOW you are going to get a lot of crazy stoners showing up on your page just because of the title!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 Oh, well…they’ll have the munchies, so this is probably a good place to land so they can figure out what to eat! 🙂

    I like the idea of putting the salad fixings out like this. Very pretty, and everyone can pick and choose to their own liking. Great idea for taking stress out of it!

    That compote with the lettuce in it is magnificent!!!

  11. CraftyHope says:

    Oh this, makes me so, so glad I’ve decided to made a big-ole-salad for dinner tonight as I’m drooling over yours. Of course, mine won’t be near as awesomely displayed. . .dang.

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