Photo: How to start a salad club

Each week members take turns bringing greens and homemade or store-bought dressing. (Credit: Brooke MacDonald)

Spring has officially sprung at the David Suzuki Foundation office when we switch from soup club to salad club!

It's easy to set-up. Try it at your workplace — with friends or neighbours, too!

Benefits of salad club membership:

  1. Cheap, delicious, nutritious lunches
  2. Lunch away from your desk — ideally outside, with people you like
  3. Less waste — fewer plastic containers from take-out and buying lunch

These are but a few of the benefits! You'll probably find many more...

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How salad club works:

Each week, people take turns bringing greens and homemade or store-bought dressing.

Post a sign-up sheet in the kitchen with the dates (e.g., at DSF, it's every Wednesday at noon) and a row to add names. Each club member signs up once. If there are 10 members, each gets nine low-effort, nutritious and delicious lunches!

On salad club day, everyone else brings one item to share.

Suggestions: pickled vegetables, cheeses, quinoa, nuts (check for allergies) and seeds, chick peas, fresh herbs, dried or fresh fruit, etc.

This is a great recipe for a community salad bar — and a great way to use up stuff in your fridge or pantry! Add your own twist depending on your work culture and member creativity.

Will you start a salad club?

Lindsay Coulter, a fellow Queen of Green

May 5, 2014

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