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I need suggestions for make ahead vegetarian or fish dishes for a lunch time party. I can't reheat anything so room temp or cold is needed.

Things that aren't fussy to eat or make would be ideal. I was thinking of a quiche or egg dish, salmon, salads etc. but I love BOLD flavors and don't want it to all be too too bland. Best recipes served cold and ideas very welcome.

asked by jan2 over 1 year ago
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Dscn3274
added over 1 year ago

Take a look at my Spring salmon platter...you can add whatever veggies you like and it's totally make ahead.
http://food52.com/recipes...

Baci1
HalfPint

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added over 1 year ago

Sesame noodles. I like this recipe, http://thepioneerwoman...

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added over 1 year ago

Veggie_meatballs Vegetarian Meatballs are a fun, hearty, party food - along with a cold Lentil Spinach Pear Salad.
Here are links to both:
http://spicedcuriosity...
http://spicedcuriosity...

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hardlikearmour

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added over 1 year ago

This recipe has very bold flavor and is quite good at room temperature. http://food52.com/recipes...

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added over 1 year ago

My Not-quite Nicoise Salad has a yummy dressing and does not require re-heating. There is minimal cooking as well: http://food52.com/recipes...

Jess-otoole
added over 1 year ago

Pea-salad-on-cutting-board- This recipe for Spring Pea and Herb Salad is vibrant and flavorful, only getting better as it marinates in the fridge. Serve cool or at room temp.

http://ladomestique.com...

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added over 1 year ago

A hearty vegetable pie? We have made different versions of this, it's quite good and filling. http://www.foodandwine... Maybe you could serve it with a cold or room temp soup. http://www.epicurious.com... Also, a big favorite around here.

Dsc00859_2
added over 1 year ago

You could make a lime-marinated ceviche, using cod or halibut, red and green peppers, plenty of garlic, olive oil, salt, maybe some thinly-shaved red onion. This recipe is based on a Gourmet recipe from several years ago, and has always been a favorite. Just serve in a lettuce-lined platter instead of cucumber cups: http://food52.com/recipes...

Sit2
added over 1 year ago

Easy; frozen baby lima beans just defrosted and very lightly cooked--so they're intact and not mushy.
Dress that with a lemon/garlic/olive oil, oregano dressing.
And let that cool overnight, give a couple of tosses in the night to mix well. Then before you remove to transport, add feta cheese and chopped parsley.
It holds up very well and is served at room temp..some green onion or finely chopped red onions are good in the mix.

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added over 1 year ago

A pasta or grain salad with chickpeas and big flavors, like olives, pesto, feta, red onions, sundried tomatoes, etc. If you're looking for the dish to be filling, definitely add beans. Egg dishes are nice, but you don't want them held at room temperature for very long.