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10 Creative Salad Plating Ideas

Salad is so much fun because of the endless possibilities. It’s crisp, fresh, healthy, wholesome, delicious, and beautiful. From crunchy nuts and berries that pop, to soft cheese with the perfect taste to complement your flavor profile, we know you’ve spent a lot of time finding just the right recipes for your guests. Now that you’ve created perfect salad offerings, let’s explore how you can turn them into beautiful presentations with the right plating option, setting the tone for your guests’ dining experience. Keep reading for 10 creative salad plating ideas.


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Shake things up with this unexpected artistic design. The delicate texture creates an added dimension to your plated salad while still allowing your colorful salad ingredients to pop and stand on their own. Who said salads are boring? Not us!

Magnolia™ Platter: OP-1290-W   Coming Soon!

2 oz. Metal Condiment Cup: 4-84100


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Make a statement with this on-trend square plate while saving table space. The shape also contrasts other round tableware for a more dynamic salad presentation.

Products Used:

Rectangular Serving Platter: RP-1490-BK

2 oz. Metal Condiment Cup: 4-84100 


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Give your brand a modern feel with this gorgeous green bowl. This is one of our favorite creative salad presentation ideas. The glaze adds depth to your presentation while drawing the eye toward the salad. The green complements and contrasts your fresh ingredients for a salad presentation that showcases your hard work.

Products Used:

Irregular Bowl: B-42-CSG

2 oz. Metal Condiment Cup: 4-84100


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Soft, textured circles on the enhanced rim of this entrée bowl let the star of the show shine through. Your salad nestles perfectly in the deep basin of this bowl, adding another dimension to all your plated salads. This break-resistant bowl is also ideal for outdoor entertaining. Your salad was grown in a garden, and now you can serve it one, too!

Products Used:

Textured Rim Soup, Salad, or Pasta Bowl: B-12-MN-W

2 oz. Metal Condiment Cup: 4-84100


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This is one of our favorite salad plating ideas for bigger salads. The optimal size for an entrée salad, the gentle ivory beautifully offsets all of the vibrant colors in your perfectly crafted salad. Salads served in this bowl are the main event, no warm-up act needed! 

Products Used:

1.9 qt. Salad Bowl: B-49-DI

2 oz. Metal Condiment Cup: 4-84100


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Another option for an entrée salad, this round plate will complement and match other hot food entrées served to your guests. Your plating will be consistent, making for a smoother overall appearance.

Products Used:

Textured Rim Plate: PT-6-MN-W

2 oz. Metal Condiment Cup: 4-84100



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Here's a modern take on more traditional salad plating ideas. Soft, round edges make this square bowl contemporary, friendly, and inviting. You’ll save table space while playfully contrasting other round plates on the table. 

Products Used:

Square Bowl: CS-8020-W

2 oz. Metal Condiment Cup: 4-84100


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Serve your side salad on this sleek, yet friendly square plate with rounded edges. The slight lift around the edge of the plate keeps the salad on the dish and makes for a clean, comfortable eating experience.

Products Used:

Square Coupe Plate: CS-6119-W

2 oz. Metal Condiment Cup: 4-84100



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This crackled glass look from our Cache line is a crowd pleaser and makes for a dynamic salad presentation. It is one of our more unique salad plating ideas. The cascading shape adds a touch of elegance to a modern look and draws your diners’ eyes to the bowl while inviting them in for a delicious salad adventure.

Products Used:

Textured Cascading Bowl: B-788-JA

2 oz. Metal Condiment Cup: 4-84100


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This elegant and popular option is from our Bugambilia® line. The resin-coated aluminum feature has excellent temperature conductivity. Ideal for cold dishes, this cascading, textured bowl will keep your salad greens colder for a longer time than other bowls. Your guests will be delighted by such a luxurious and thoughtful salad presentation.

Soup, salad, and sandwich are natural pairings. Get ideas about how to seamlessly take your guests from the salad course to soup and sandwich entrées with these creative and exciting plating options

Products Used:

Resin-Coated Aluminum Bowl: BRD18

2 oz. Metal Condiment Cup: 4-84100




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