Valentine’s Salad

The Valentine’s Day Bouquet Salad

Chocolates and flowers are nice, but the way to your significant other’s heart is through beautiful food – this salad will melt their hearts and set the tone for a romantic evening!


  • 2 English cucumbers
  • Assorted greens
  • Julienne vegetables (like carrot, peppers, asparagus, etc.)
  • 4 tbsp of mayonnaise
  • 4 tbsp of ketchup
  • 3 tbsp of olive oil
  • 3 tbsp of raspberry blush vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • small skewers


  1. Mix the salad dressing by whisking together the oil, vinegar, ketchup, mayo, salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Use a mandolin or straight edge cutter to make two even cucumber ribbons.
  3. Overlap the cucumber ribbons on top of each other and roll a combination of greens and julienne vegetables in the ribbons. Secure with skewer.
  4. Spread a spoonful or two of the dressing on the bottom of a plate, cut a base onto the salad bouquet and stand up in middle of plate, on top of dressing.
  5. (OPTIONAL) garnish with edible flowers. Do not eat flowers if you are unsure whether they are edible or not.