Salad Bar for Dinner

Salad Tray

Looking for a different way to serve salads?  I love serving salad for dinner, in fact, we probably have some sort of salad creation at least once a week.    One of my favorite ways to serve salad is to create a ‘make your own’ salad bar.  Why? It’s way more fun to create your own, it’s relatively quick and easy, it actually stores easier with left-overs and everyone eats just a few more veggies.

Here’s one combination that was served at our counters this week;

Salad Tray

Red bell peppers, green bell peppers, black beans, avocado…

Tortilla strips and cheese

Cabot 75% reduced fat cheese, tri-colored salad tortilla strips by Fresh Gourmet.

grilled chicken

Rubbed Grilled chicken…


All served on a bed of romaine lettuce topped with our favorite dressings.

My Grilled Chicken Rub for this salad creation:

1 – 1 1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper

1 teaspoon cumin

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon pepper

Simply stir all of the ingredients together!

Note:  Halve and pound three large chicken breasts.  Season each side with the rub and grill.

Disclosure: I am pleased to be working with MVP Health Care and the MVP Generation Go Program, which has sponsored this post. My participation is voluntary and my opinion is always my own, as is any advice offered.



22 Comments on “Salad Bar for Dinner”

  1. Oh, this looks so delicious! I can’t wait to try this. The rub sounds so yummy. Thank you so much for linking up to Bouquet of Talent. I am your newest follower. I love your great ideas. 🙂

    1. Hi Kathy – THANK YOU! And, thanks for hosting…congrats on your recent win…look forward to staying connected :). Jodie

    1. We eat salads at least once a week & I have found that for some reason the family just likes it in a ‘salad bar’ fashion better than all mixed to serve…so we just run with what works! Have a great day & a great week :).

  2. Oh I love this idea and it’s got me planning a Chipotle style salad bar for my hungry brood:-) Going to try your grilled chicken rub too!
    Rebecca @ Natural Mothers Network- (Seasonal Celebration Linky-Sundays)

    1. Hi there…THANKS! I will be sharing other salad bar ideas soon; we really love them! Hope you have a great weekend, Jodie

  3. It’s getting warmer here and we have been having more salad lately, especially now there is fresh lettuce from the garden. Izzy loves cucumber and has just warmed to tomatoes too. Thanks for the great chicken recipe, I’ll be trying that rub soon. Thanks for linking up 🙂

    1. ENJOY! I hope you have a great time harvesting the garden. This is sadly the first year we didn’t have one in awhile…hoping for next year!

      I hope you have a GREAT weekend,


  4. I love having a “salad bar” for dinner & your rub for your grilled chicken sounds so good! Can’t wait to try it out, thanks for sharing :),


    1. HI there ~ Thanks…I’ll be sharing a few other salad bar ideas soon! Have a great weekend…

      Jodie 🙂

    1. You are welcome! Enjoy your warm weather…we’re just about to loose ours, but on to fall over here…

      Have a wonderful evening & enjoy the salad,

      ~ Jodie

    1. Thanks for visiting & for participating in the Cabot Cheese Give-A-Way! Have a great day 🙂 ~ Jodie

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