Tips: 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.
Notes: Tomato slices and mandarin slices should be laying flat. Mushroom slices should be standing up lining the inside of the bowl.
Variations: 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.
Photography: Daniel Lailah
Styling: Michal Leibowitz