Salad servers: the 10 freshest pairs for summer entertaining

Who knows, Robin? This…mixing…may be the greatest single service ever performed for humanity!

There’s nothing more beautiful on a summer table than a colorful salad featuring the season’s freshest ingredients. And of course, a mix of summer’s pretty vegetables, grains, and pastas deserves a suitably attractive pair of servers to toss and take them from bowl to plate. Often a hosting afterthought, salad servers are actually a wonderful way to make a stylish tabletop statement—they also make thoughtful hostess gifts for those weekend visits to the Hamptons, Aspen, and Nantucket. Read on for our 10 favorite salad servers. Which pair is best? It’s a toss-up.

Salad servers: the 10 freshest pairs for summer entertaining

Anthropologie

These rattan-wrapped stainless steel and copper servers will add exotic appeal to any table setting.

Salad servers: the 10 freshest pairs for summer entertaining

Ricci Silversmith

Japanese style was the inspiration for the bird-and-bamboo motif that graces these 18/10 stainless steel serving pieces from the Italian house of Ricci Silversmith.

 

Salad servers: the 10 freshest pairs for summer entertaining

Michael Aram

The look of woven palm leaves inspired designer Michael Aram to create this textural pair of gold-plated servers that are ideal for any occasion.

Salad servers: the 10 freshest pairs for summer entertaining

Bloomingville

Add Scandinavian charm to your tabletop with these authentic horn servers from Bloomingville.

Salad servers: the 10 freshest pairs for summer entertaining

Ballard Designs

Crafted by one of Italy’s premier silversmiths, this set of generously sized servers from the Bunny Williams collection for Ballard Designs features acrylic tortoise handles and 18/10 stainless steel.

Salad servers: the 10 freshest pairs for summer entertaining

Kim Seybert

For a glamorous summer party, these stainless steel and crystal-like Kim Seybert servers will add sparkle to any table.

Salad servers: the 10 freshest pairs for summer entertaining

Juliska

Nothing says summer like stripes, which makes these striped, ultra-modern wood, marble, and resin servers so perfect for alfresco entertaining.

Salad servers: the 10 freshest pairs for summer entertaining

Mariposa

Coral is a classic summer motif, and this pair of coral servers crafted from recycled aluminum is bound to make a splash at a beach or pool party.

Salad servers: the 10 freshest pairs for summer entertaining

Aerin

These hand-carved bamboo servers from Aerin feature non-reactive mother-of-pearl bowls that retain their luster and won’t interfere with the flavor of food.

Salad servers: the 10 freshest pairs for summer entertaining

Crate & Barrel

Simplicity itself, these hand-carved acacia wood servers feature turned spindle handles and an earthy look that make them perfect for entertaining in the country.

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Salad Servers: The 10 Best

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