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ELLEN'S KITCHEN
Salads
Joan
07/11/08
I am doing a dinner tomorrow for 35 people.

Appetizers will be served (shrimps, cheeses, munchies).

Chicken Satays are the meat that is being served. For 35 people I will make up 70 so that there will be two for each (even though many will probably eat one).

How much of each of the following salads do I need - how many pounds, cans, etc.

Potato salad (with onions, leeks and potatoes, mayo, olive oil and lemon juice)

Bean Salad (variety of beans in oil and vinegar)

Corn Salad (canned corn with onions, pimientos, and dressing).

Could you please give me an idea so that I make the right amount. Quite often I am afraid I will make too little and end up with way too much.

Thanks so much for your help. I will be preparing salads later today. They will be OK if in the fridge until tomorrow won't they?

Thanks Ellen.

Cheers.

Joan

ellen
07/11/08
Today for tomorrow is fine, in fact the bean and corn salad will improve by standing.

Potato salad (with onions, leeks and potatoes, mayo, olive oil and lemon juice) 1 to 1 1/2 gallon

Bean Salad (variety of beans in oil and vinegar) 1 gallon

Corn Salad (canned corn with onions, pimientos, and dressing). 1 gallon

You will not have much left over. If anxious, add 1 more quart of each, you will have some left over. BUT what I would do instead is the lesser amount and a nice baked rice pilaf (2 pounds dry rice)- chicken satay just longs for a bed of rice.

Janet
10/07/09
I am serving taco sald for around 100 people,how much ingredients do I need for this?
Janet
10/07/09
I am serving taco sald for around 100 people,how much ingredients do I need for this?
Janet
10/07/09
I am serving taco sald for around 100 people,how much ingredients do I need for this?
ellen
10/08/09
See the taco salad for 25, get 4 times the amounts.
www.ellenskitchen.com/bigpots/plan/texmex1.html
cheryl
10/08/09
Hi Ellen,
When you suggest 2 oz of salad per person is that for a side salad. I am having a reception for 85 people. Spring salad mix with tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, peppers, served with 22 lbs sliced marinated pork tenderloin, 25 or 30 lbs chicken salad that they can top their salads with. I will have sides of blue cheese, walnuts, craisins and mandarin oranges. 4-5 qts salad dressing.I am also having tomato bisque, 8 oz svg pp for a total of 22 quarts. Also brownies and cookies. Do you think that my measurements are pretty accurate?
Kathy
02/10/10
I am making salad saturday for 150 people. I need to know how much I need for a salad which is made of the following.

Iceberg lettuce, romaine,cauliflower,broccoli,radished,red onions, grape tomatoes,radishes, and top with bacon & cheese.

Thank you
Kathy

ellen
02/11/10
Greens- see the plan for 100 page; About 20-25 pounds total for side salads
These are as purchased weights, before washing and trimming, per 100 people
cauliflower, 12 pounds
broccoli, 9-10 pounds
radishes, 3 1/2 pounds
red onions, 6 pounds
grape tomatoes, 8 pounds

6-12 cups bacon bits (I would put this on the side, not everyone eats bacon)
3 pounds shredded cheese

ellen
02/11/10
This makes a pretty big salad...
lisa
05/29/10
I am making potato salad to go with a sandwich bar for my daughters wedding. We are also having 2 other salads. We ae expecting around 220 people can you help me with the amount of potato and eggs I will need for the salad.
Thank you
Lisa
ellen
05/29/10
It depends a little on whether the other salads are green type, starch-type, etc. Use any of my recipes for 100 and make 2 times the amount.
Barbara
06/08/10
First of all, thank you Ellen for such great helpful information!
My dear friend's father passed away and they are hosting a reception after the services at lunch time... We're bringing salad for 150 should I factor the situation and time of day into my amounts for the salad we're providing? (This might be a silly question... but thought it might be relevant.?)
Thank you. :)
ellen
06/09/10
You would still need lunch-worth. Do look at my article "salads that hold", as not only can they be made ahead, they also store better if leftover.
marilyn
08/03/10
Iam making salads for a party of 130 there are pasta mac and potatoe plus meat and cheese trays rolls and bakedbeans how much should i make of each salad
ellen
08/03/10
You need about 1 gallon TOTAL for each 10 people of the beans, potato salad and pasta.
 
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