A healthy salad board with plenty of lettuce, veggies, and fresh fruit–serve this Epic Dinner Salad Board Recipe. Set it out for a luncheon or side salad.

Epic Dinner Salad Board Recipe

Friends, let’s start 2020 off right with a BANG! A new decade, and a healthy start to the new year. I don’t know about you, but we’re going to be eating more salads! 

Epic Dinner Salad Board Recipe

Here’s a fun way to serve a salad for dinner guests, with my Epic Dinner Salad Board.

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And a little secret, my daughter (above) makes the best smoothies and salads :) She inspires me!

My friend, Mary, also wrote a post, How to Eat a Salad Every Day and Like It! (YUM!) You may have already tried my Epic Bacon Wedge Salad Board or Mexican Shrimp Salad Board.

Swap out the salad ingredients

This Epic Dinner Salad Board Recipe  is so versatile, all the ingredients can be swapped out with your favorite salad toppings!

Enjoy this fresh board for a lunch or dinner party! Make it vegetarian … or not (we added chicken).

Dinner salad ingredients

All you need is healthy veggies (and fruit) for the board!

  • Spinach and romaine, with mixed greens.
  • Cucumber, apple, bell peppers, and carrots.
  • Tomatoes, Mandarin oranges, fresh blueberries, and chopped herbs.
  • Avocado (for garnish and eating), and fresh quarted lemon slices.
  • Candied walnuts and sliced almonds.
  • A couple salad dressings (like Thousand Island dressing & Dijon vinaigrette);
  • Protein: Shredded rotisserie chicken, chopped bacon and chickpeas.
  • Crumbled feta or goat cheese, sliced grapes!

Epic Green Dinner Salad Board

My favorite salad dressing? 

Our family loves the Marzetti Simply 60 Dijon Honey Mustard Vinaigrette. Have you tried it? Only 60 calories per serving!

Healthy Epic Dinner Salad Board Recipe

Side Salad Board

This Epic Salad Board is so versatile, all of the ingredients can be swapped out with your favorite salad toppings! Enjoy this fresh board for a lunch or dinner party!

How many guests does it serve

Everyone asks … this 28 inch board feeds anywhere from 12-24 guests.

Think about whether you’re serving off of this board for an appetizer, and then it could easily feed 24.

But if it’s a dinner board, the most would be 12.

Healthy Epic Dinner Salad Board

If it’s a side salad (like this recipe), then it could be 10-12? It really comes down to portion size!

Enjoying nature

Enjoying time in nature is something I want to do more of this year. Yes, we live in the most glorious place in the world, with over 300 days of sunshine. No joke, the skies are so blue, it’s contagious.

And then the sunrise, this was from our front steps of our new home earlier this week!

I love this quote from Henry Thoreau …

I think that I cannot preserve my health and spirits, unless I spend four hours a day at least—and it is commonly more than that—sauntering through the woods and over the hills and fields, absolutely free from all worldly engagements. ― Henry David Thoreau

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Enjoying time in nature, maybe with friends or my husband, or just alone. Walking … talking … slowing down. It’s a simple way to improve our well being, and take care of our bodies and souls.

I’m all for that.

Fewer electronics, more nature for me.

What about you?

28-inch Charcuterie Board

Friends, here are the boards that I LOVE. A “lip” is the secret to the best charcuterie or dinner board, because the food does not fall off. [This post has affiliate links. Every purchase from these links supports RE at no extra cost to you. Thank you!]

Here are the affiliate links:

LARGE Hand-Carved Gabrielle Tray, Large – 28.5 inches round. Buy >> HERE  

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MEDIUM Hand-Carved Vine Round Tray (white washed) – 20 inches round. Buy >> HERE 

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MEDIUM Willow Hand-Carved Tray (mango wood, gray) – 20.25 inches round. Buy >> HERE 

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Rememember it says it is “not food safe,” so you need to prepare the board by either laying down parchment paper under the food, or you can “season” it like we did.

Here are a few other (affiliate) options:

Courtland Wooden Lazy Susan – 18-inch round. Buy >> HERE 

LAZY SUSAN is a board that spins. It does NOT have a lip, but it’s cool for the center of the table.

Here’s an 18-inch wine barrel wood board or a 24-inch hammered large round tray or a 26-inch stainless steel serving platter that you may also like! Check out the weight on these boards.

How to season a Charcuterie Board

If a wood board says it “not food safe,” you can lightly sand it down with sand paper, and rub down with beeswax and mineral oil.

We used this butcher block and cutting board oil conditioner after we lightly sanded the board down.

Or, lay down parchment paper! Easy peasy!

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Epic Dinner Salad Board Recipe


  • 5 c spinach
  • 3-4 heads romaine
  • 5 c mixed greens
  • 1/2 English cucumber, sliced
  • 1 honey crisp apple, sliced
  • 8-10 bell peppers
  • 1 c shredded carrot
  • 1 c cherry tomatoes
  • 1 small can Mandarin oranges
  • 1 c blueberries
  • 1/2 c chopped herbs, mint, cilantro, or parsley
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 c candied walnuts
  • 1/2 c sliced almonds
  • 3/4 c Thousand Island dressing
  • 3/4 cup Dijon vinaigrette
  • 2 c shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1/2 c chopped bacon
  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 1/2 c crumbled feta or goat cheese
  • 1/2 c crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 c sliced grapes
  • 4 radishes, sliced
  • Lemon to garnish


  • On a large prepared board, place the side ingredients in small bowls and place on the board. Place 1-2 salad dressings in small bowls.
  • Fill in the open areas with chopped lettuce, adding radish, cucumber, and peppers.
  • Garnish with a whole avocado and fresh quartered lemon.
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Epic Dinner Salad Board

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