On Sunday, Andy and I were invited over to a new friend’s place to watch the Olympics. She asked if I would bring a salad or some type of fruit/veggie side. I’ve spent so much time on Pinterest lately that of course I had to try and do something Olympics themed! I wanted it to be pretty quick and easy and not a dessert, so my options were somewhat limited. I went to the grocery store with only the colors of the rings written down and decided to just see what foods in those colors struck my fancy.
Here’s what I ended up with:
An Olympic rings salad!
The snap peas came in the salad kit I bought, and the red and yellow rings are bell peppers that I simply cored and then cut into rings. The black ring is made up of olives on toothpicks–that one was the most difficult, between getting them to stay on the toothpicks and then getting the straight toothpicks to somehow form a circle! The blue ring was a stretch. I thought blueberries would have been weird in a savory salad, so I used blue cheese. I know, I know, it’s more white than blue, but it’s the thought that counts, right?
I jostled it as I was getting it out of the fridge to take to your get-together, but luckily I had snapped this picture earlier! And I think it still got the point across. Simple, healthful, tasty, and fun.
Have you been watching the Olympics obsessively like I have? What food would you bring to an Olympics-themed event?