Salad Ideas for Large Groups

When preparing food for a large group, it is a challenge to have enough, but not too much. This guide contains salad ideas for large groups.

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Question: Potato Salad For 100 People

How much potato salad for 100 people?

Dodie from Horse Shoe, NC

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By Penny Stoehr 29 89 Flag

October 10, 2006

30 pounds potatoes

4 cups chopped onions

7 1/2 cups celery

30 hard boiled eggs


6 TBLS. salt

2 TBLS. pepper

2 quarts real mayonaise

2 quarts miricle whip

1/2 quart pickle relish

1 cup dill pickle juice or more if needed


Yellow Mustard to taste

Celery seed

Diced Carrots for color

Diced Green Pepper

Crumbled Bacon

Cubed cheese -small

Peel potatoes. Cook until tender but not mushy. Let cool overnight.

Next day:

Dice potatoes bite size. Set aside.


Mix all ingredients, except potatoes, really good.

Add potatoes. Mix really good.

Cover overnight to let flavors blend .


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Question: Looking for Salads for 100 People

By lyd 1

I need a pasta salad recipe that feeds 100 people for my sister's graduation party. Anybody have one?

By Lyd

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By Carly St.Clair 7 80 Flag

March 19, 2010

Pasta of your choice (tri-color) is a good one

canned olives chopped

Italian dressing

bacon pieces

minced carrots and celery

parmesan optional



Ranch Dressing

chopped ham from 5lb loaf

canned olives chopped

minced carrots and celery

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Question: Estimating the Cost of and Ingredients for a Salad for 50

By aaroncaldwell 1

I need help estimating the cost of and ingredients needed for a salad for 50. I will be making it with a romaine and iceberg lettuce mix, shredded carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes and salad dressing.

By Aaron from Nashville, TN

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By Barbara Petty 15 106 Flag

April 23, 2010

I believe that I would call one of the Larger Churches there in Nashville. The ones that serve meals on Wednesday nights.

The person who plans and prepares those meals for such a large crowd would probably be glad to help you with the amounts you would need to buy to feed 50 people. And could probably tell you the best place to purchase your veggies too.

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Question: Salad Bar Luncheon for 100 People


I am planning a salad bar luncheon for 100 people. I need to know how much of the various items will feed this many people.

  • lettuce
  • cherry tomatoes
  • onion
  • broccoli
  • cauliflower
  • sprouts
  • beets
  • peas
  • olives
  • turkey
  • ham
  • chicken
  • cheese
  • sunflowers
  • diced egg
  • cucumbers
  • celery
  • thousand island dressing
  • ranch dressing
Brenda from Bisbee, AZ

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By BRENDA 1 1 Flag

February 22, 2008

Thanks for the info. One less thing to stress about! :~)

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Question: Macaroni Salad Recipes for a Large Group

I want to get a recipe for macaroni salad, but the main thing is to actually give me an idea of quantities of ingredients.

By Cara

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By Babette 36 233 Flag

March 22, 2015

Grandma Mohr's Macaroni Salad

One large package salad macaroni

1 large green bell pepper

1 small can pimento

One bunch green onions

4 stocks celery

6 hard boiled eggs


1/2 cup mayonnaise

1 p. sandwich spread

1 tbsp. Prepared Mustard

1 tbsp. paprika

1 tbsp. garlic salt

1 tbsp. cayenne pepper


Boil the macaroni to just done, drained and run under cold water to cool, while macaronis cooking cut peppers, onions and celery into medium sized pieces.

Mix all dressing ingredients in a large bowl and mix thoroughly pour and cooled macaroni and chopped vegetables, gently mix in chopped hard boiled eggs.

It is even better the second day

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