Make Ahead

The Milo Bixby Salad

August 19, 2011
0 Ratings
  • Serves 4 portions
Author Notes

My friends Dot and Dave are responsible for both the concept and the name of this raw salad. A few years ago, Dave started to create salad "designs" that were beautiful and different with each serving. Dot, who as a teenager worked for a florist by the name of Milo Bixby, declared the salads as colorful and artistic as Milo's floral arrangements. Hence, the Milo Bixby Salad. The only real requirement for making these salads is the vegetables and herbs are garden or farm fresh - preferably local. Radishes are always included in my Milos because they add bite, color, and heat to the salad. You can create any design using the colors and shapes of the vegetables as your artistic palette. You can also use whatever salad ingredients you choose, as well as herbs and edible flowers. This time of year, adding tomatoes is a must. I am listing the ingredients used in the salad pictured here, but the combinations of ingredients you use are endless.

Note: Leftovers can be used to make a gazpacho.


What You'll Need
  • 1 large cucumber or several Kirby cukes, sliced
  • 1/2 pint sungold cherry tomatoes, cut in half; or other cherry or grape tomatoes; any ripe, fresh tomato to slice or wedge
  • 1 bunch radishes, sliced
  • 2 or 3 bell peppers, assorted colors (I used yellow, red, and purple) sliced. Also use the tops and bottoms of the peppers by cutting them in sections
  • a few chives, chopped
  • juice of one lime
  • sea salt and ground black pepper
  1. Wash and slice or chop all the vegetables according to your preference.
  2. After all your vegetables are prepped, arrange the items in a nice pattern on a plain oval platter (or any shape to your liking).
  3. Sprinkle with chives, and sprinkle the lime juice over the salad. Lightly sprinkle with salt and a fine dusting of pepper.
  4. Allow the salad to sit for an hour before serving so the lime juice and seasoning permeate the vegetables. Milo Bixby salads are best eaten at room temperature.

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Recipe by: Bevi

Cooking is an important part of my past. I grew up and worked on our family resort. These days, I cook good food to please my friends and family.

4 Reviews

Noel July 31, 2021
Gah! Milo Bixby was my great uncle! I didn’t know him well and I only got to visit his shop once, but I remember it was gorgeous! I’m definitely gonna make this salad!
Bevi August 1, 2021
Hi Noel, I shared this post with Dot and she was thrilled to know that you are a relation. We had a Milo Bixby salad yesterday to celebrate.
Bevi September 25, 2011
Thank You! IMO radishes are a must in any Milo Bixby - I have used all kinds of radishes over the years.
lapadia September 25, 2011
So creative, beautiful and delicious, Bevi! Can't wait to put one of my own garden fresh Milo Bixby's together. :) Thanks for sharing.