I don’t know anyone who doesn’t welcome a fresh crisp salad any time, and all the more so on Purim, when we’ve had our fill of chocolate and junk and literally crave something normal and healthful to eat! This can be made in a large trifle bowl or in mini trifle bowls.
Mini Trifle Salads
- Cooking and Prep: 20 m
- Serves: 13
Prepare the Salad
Assemble the salad in the order listed.
Note: Tomato slices and mandarin slices should be laying flat. Mushroom slices should be standing up lining the inside of the bowl.
Tip: These present beautifully when arranged in tall, wide goblet glasses and set near each place setting, or in the center of the table in a formation.
Variation: Use just lettuce, purple onion, and dried cranberries for the salad. Add nuts and chow mein noodles. For the dressing use 1–2 tablespoons oil, 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar, 1 teaspoon sesame oil (optional), 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, 1/4 cup sugar or honey. Dietetic version Use Splenda or other sugar substitute instead of sugar and leave out the nuts. Use only half the amount of oil and the rest water.
Prepare the Dressing
Mix the dressing ingredients together and set aside (can be done a day or two before and refrigerated).
Pour the dressing over the salad right before serving.
Photography: Daniel Lailah
Styling: Michal Leibowitz