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I'm going to have a party and I was wondering if it is ok to serve both or if just one or the other should be served.

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    Served with what else? – rackandboneman Nov 13 '17 at 19:14
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    Served on a buffet, as part of a full meal, some combination? – Erica Nov 13 '17 at 20:06
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    What kind of salad ? green, potato, pasta ? – Max Nov 13 '17 at 20:13
  • @rackandboneman Also serving lasagna. – freethinker36 Nov 13 '17 at 20:14
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    I'd do it (both) if people can munch on the crudités before the main course. – Max Nov 13 '17 at 20:15
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It is perfectly acceptable to serve both or just one or the other. Typically crudités are considered an appetizer but, when serving crudités, a salad is not always needed. I would base my decision on what type of gathering it is and the entirety of the menu.

From The Veggie Table:

Crudités is a French term that refers to raw vegetables, so a platter of crudités typically consists of one or more types of vegetables served with one or more dips. These are great for parties and can be served as an appetizer, at a buffet, in place of a salad – the sky is the limit.

UPDATE - Based on the information provided in the comments, I agree with @Max - I would serve both crudités and salad.

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