I use serving bowls and platters. I bought them just for this purpose. I bought the number that I can sit comfortably at my table, since this is not a portable food. For me, that was 6.
There are many places, depending on style desired, amount you want to pay.
The dollar stores around here have pretty clear glass serving bowls, for not much. Stores like Burlington Coat Factory, Ross', Marshall's, TJ Maxx, and Home Goods frequently have pretty serving bowls and platters, as well.
I'm talking serving bowls, like the size you might put peas in, and then pass around the table.
I've also used Corning Ware cooking dishes that were just the right size.
You can also simply use the dinner plates you have, but compose it just a bit by arranging an ingredient or two on the edge of the plate. This technique works with both round and square dinner plates.
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I use my Corelle serving bowls for individual, main dish salads. You can buy them on an open stock basis at discount stores like K-Mart. I think any serving bowl that's wider and shallower, like the Corelle ones, would serve your purpose.
When the kids were still dining with us I guess I only ever served Taco or Mexican Salad - I made it in one huge salad bowl and we served ourselves from it onto our dinner plates. But recently and just very recently I ran into this same problem when I wanted Chef salads for dinner for the 2 of us. I just pulled 2 beige serving bowls from the stack but they didn't match - and that bothers me. So I am in the same boat you are Janie 101.
Is a wide brimmed low flat soup plate big enough? Not for us either. But I see lots of restaurants serving pasta dinners in bowls - think Applebee's.
So I probably won't find dinner salad bowls to match all my different everyday dishware, but when I come across some Pfaltzgraf, old Corelle, etc. at a flea market or garage sale, I'll snag some more. I do have dupes in serving bowls of Yorktowne but they're pretty wide.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Lurah,
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Since I have a vast array of china, I would use either a soup bowl (many come in different sizes) or a dinner plate or a regular salad plate (again different sizes) I would probably not purchase for purpose rather for the pleasing design/color.
Thank you so much everyone! I've been looking online and never thought to look at serving bowls.We really put a lot of different things in our salads so need something with an edge.We don.t seem to be neat enough to just use a plate for a main dish salad.
I have some clear glass bowls we use for salad that are supposed to be serving bowls. Just keep looking around the places already mentioned, plus restaurant supply stores. You'll find something you like.
For our regular dinner salads and until now most soups I have a similar set including the large pasta bowl that I bought from Harry and David years ago. They are all chipped and cracked now, but it is just for the 2 of us.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Charming,
I have four bowls similar to those that came from Williams & Sonoma many years ago. They were a gift. I love them for salads and pasta, but DH doesn't. For a side salad, they're too big but just right for a meal. Oh, I like them for soups, too.