Not all Amish meals are slabs of meat and piles of potatoes. Salads, whether it is a light lettuce salad, or a heavier slaw, are favorites are on the farm.
Amish Broccoli Salad with its bits of bacon and sweetness of sugar is a popular draw at church carry-ins. Most Amish wedding meals feature several varieties of salads for guests to feast upon. There are also jello salads, seasonal salads like Easy Summer Salad, holiday specific salads like Thanksgiving salad.
For Amish homemakers, salads are often great ways to “use up stuff”, whether it’s an excess of tomatoes or a bumper crop of beets. Salads are the catch-up for anything good. And, of course, there are dessert salads too.