26 May

Fab Salads for Summer Events

Kahn’s Catering rolled out their new menu earlier this year and with every new menu comes delicious new items to try and share with all of our clients… and of course photoshoots to get the best shot. Summer is the perfect time to get serious about salads and focus on using colorful ingredients to spruce up an otherwise boring, green affair. These are three of our favorite salads that you might taste at an event this summer, or consider adding to your own upcoming event.


Heirloom tomato caprese, mozzarella, basil, balsamic and pesto

This is a staff favorite! This classic and well known summer salad is a great option if you host events often and want to mix up your menu, and even better for the event that wants to add a unique touch. The rustic red of the fresh tomatoes paired with the vibrant green of the pesto will make any tabletop come alive with color.


Field greens, hazelnut crusted goat cheese, sweet pickled golden beets, orange segments, dijon mustard vinaigrette.

You may have seen this gorgeous salad gracing the pages of Sophisticated Living or another local publication!  It’s perfectly balanced with each flavor and a refreshing option for the summer months.


Quartered hearts of romaine, grape tomatoes, basil garlic crostini, shaved parmesan, caesar dressing.

A deconstructed Caesar salad provides a different spin on a standard. The striking presentation of this salad will give your table top an added boost of flair.

How to Choose a Great Salad for Any Event

Overall, selecting a menu can be a fairly simple process. However, considering not only your taste but the general tastes of your guests may make it appear to be more difficult. Not everyone of your guests may like blue cheese, much like not everyone may like olives. You will know your guests best and can make the best choice for a menu. However, when choosing a salad that is both unique and appeals to the masses, it’s important to take into consideration your event menu as a whole. If you are offering entrees that have stronger flavors, you may want to steer clear of a salads with peppered goat cheese or blue cheese.

As our owner often says during tastings, there are three main components to any great salad: color, crunch, and sweetness. You’ll notice when viewing our salad selections that each is balanced with these three components to make a truly memorable dish.

Ultimately, you want to pair your salad with your entree to create a pleasing flavor profile that compliment one another. Here are some of our suggestions…

Suggested Pairing

Salad: Artisan lettuce, brie, petite french pear, candied walnuts, pomegranate vinaigrette

Entree and sides: Stuffed breast of chicken, basil-roasted tomatoes, spinach marasala demi-glace with parmesan mushroom risotto and asparagus, pine nuts, sundried tomato butter

Suggested Pairing

Salad: Tuscany blend, grape tomatoes, smoked mozzarella, kalamata olives, pine nuts, aged balsamic vinaigrette

Entree and sides: Red wine braised beef short rib, sauce bordelaise with cherry, apple, walnut wild rice and green beans, crispy fried onions

Suggested Pairing

Salad: Arugula & napa cabbage, asian pear, sesame crusted bacon, five spiced peanuts, red peppers, ginger honey dressing

Entree and sides: Pan seared seabass, honey soy ginger glaze with coconut rice and szechuan sugar snap peas, julienne bell peppers

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