A backyard bounty of seasonal fruits and vegetables are reason enough to celebrate with a salad extravaganza. With zero cooking involved, a spring salad bar relies only on the host's own artistry in shopping and styling a table. Shop with the chefs at an early morning farmers' market for first pick, or simply gather from your own raised beds or community garden. Staying local and organic is the key to brilliant flavors. Plus you can invite guests to bring and share their homemade salad dressings. A table set in a spring palette, colorful fresh produce and dressings made from scratch lets everyone compose their plates like artists.