Cooking at home with your kids is the epitome of quality family time. Making salads together only promotes healthy eating habits and learning good kitchen techniques. This collection is kid friendly and ever so delicious!
Growing up in a generation where Uber Eats didn’t exist or dining out was a luxury, home cooking was very much part of family life.
Not only did we learn to cook with our parents, we learnt to cook meals from scratch! Boiling herbal broths for hours, slow cooking stews or prepping traditional dishes that can take what seemed like forever.
Looking back on those days, we all relish at the thought of the time we spent in the kitchen as a family. This taught us to appreciate the food we ate as we understood the effort it took to get it on the table.
Apart from that, it’s a nostalgic kind of thing, isn’t it? It’s the same feeling you get when you eat something familiar, and you’re reminded of the time you were a child.
As the world started to hurl towards a digital age, and it became faster than we could cope with, slow days spent in the kitchen diminished. We are all guilty of it, and sometimes we need to remind ourselves to slow down.
With all the new kitchen gadgets we have such as the Airfryer and the Instant Pot, cooking has also become more efficient and so much faster. Well, we simply don’t have the time anymore.
However, cooking with your kids is incredibly important, and if you don’t already, we need to make more time for them.
Apart from quality time, though, it’s also about teaching them how to navigate the kitchen so they don’t grow up to be a generation of adults who can’t cook.
It’s also important to teach them good eating habits. Not all meals come in a box or squeezable packets.
Take them grocery shopping, get them to know their produce. Show them how to prepare it, cook it, and make them understand that fresh produce is crucial for a good diet.
While salads may not be the first thing your kids learn to cook, it’s a great start.
We have collated some salads for you that are kid friendly. Some are quick to whip up while others are easy to put together. Some recipes don’t even require any cooking.
We get that we need to give them a little incentive too so we have also included some easy to make dessert fruit salads with some really fun (maybe not so healthy oops…everything in moderation!) ingredients.
We hope this collection will inspire you to get the kids in the kitchen and create some fond memories.
No Cooking Required!
No ordinary tomato salad. This one is runway ready. Celebrating sweet tomatoes layered with heavenly burrata, this is a super easy light salad to prepare.
Indoors or outdoors, this Quick Tomato Salad is perfect for warm and cool weather. The kids will love all the gorgeous colours and amazing flavours.
Who loves coleslaw with fruit? We do! This vegan coleslaw recipe with the sweetness from the pear and crunch from the carrot is perfectly finished off with an Asian vegan vinaigrette.
Teach the kids some knife skills or introduce them to a mandoline. Super fun activity for a simple and healthy mid-week dinner.
Whipped up in 15 minutes, this Red Tamarillo Salad is super easy to make.
Enjoy the sweet and tangy tamarillo fruit accompanied by aromatic basil, sweet pops of cherry tomatoes and creamy chickpeas. No cooking required; this salad really aims to please!
A great recipe to introduce the kids to new produce.
Who would have thought a knobby, ugly root vegetable, sweet tropical fruits and a nasal clearing infused dressing could be so good?
This Guava Salad is no simple flavour combination and you’ll be surprised how fantastic it tastes!
So much fun putting the fruit and vegetables through skewers!
Creamy bocconcini mixed with sweet cherry tomatoes and strawberries along with a caper vinaigrette that explodes in flavour.
A quick and colourful Bocconcini Salad perfect for the children to whip up!
Simple fresh ingredients combined together for a delicious and quick plant-based salad.
Sweet tomatoes combined with marinated artichokes, piquant red sorrel leaves and a refreshing mint dressing make this salad a real winner!
Easy Peasy Salads
Egg Salad with Dill and Rocket
A new twist on the classic Egg Salad with dill and rocket mingled together with tangy dill salad dressing that creates creamy magic on a plate.
Great way to introduce the kids to boiling and egg, peeling and making it look on on some toast.
How much would the kids love some yellow watermelon?
Turn an everyday, humble watermelon into the star of the table. Add some creamy bocconcini and sweet tomatoes and we will show you how to make this Yellow Doll Watermelon Salad a conversation starter!
Lightly roasted Swiss brown mushrooms mixed with a tangy parsley vinaigrette to create a flavoursome vegan Pickled Mushroom Salad.
Perfect to eat as it is, toast toppers or quick lunch.
Simple to prepare, this Cannellini Bean Salad combines umami miso and salty hot smoked salmon for a quick and surprisingly hearty lunch meal.
Let the kids get their hands dirty and break up the flaky salmon!
It’s the simplest of tastes that sometimes commands the most attention. This Edamame Pasta Salad makes for a wonderful companion to any main meal.
Rice and beans are a classic combination of ingredients but this Cauliflower Rice Salad and cannellini beans infused with fresh rosemary is no ordinary recipe.
Introduce your food processor or hand blender to your children to blitz up the cauliflower. Another useful kitchen tip for them to learn.
Dessert Fruit Salad
Red and Green Fruit Salad with Vanilla Persian Fairy Floss
Add an immense amount of fun to an otherwise simple fruit salad. Chop everything up and place in a glass.
Top with some fairy floss and voila! You’ll have yourself a spectacular looking fruit salad with minimal fuss!
Fruit salads aren’t just cut up fruit in a bowl! We love adding a bit of pizzazz and we make no exception of this Gold Kiwi Salad.
The sublime tangelo granita is not only easy to make at home but makes for the best summer dessert!
Would you like to transform a simple Red Fruit Salad into a sophisticated, delicious masterpiece?
Not only is it gorgeous, there is no cooking, is super easy and oh so stylish! The kids will love smashing the biscuits!
Take advantage of the many varieties of melons to create a delicious fruit salad with a sweet and tangy flavour.
This is the Best Watermelon Salad and is the perfect end to a great home cooked meal.
We love colour in our salad recipes and understand how it can tie into the theme of a dinner.
This Red Dragon Fruit Salad is delicious and eye catching, naturally dyed red in the juices of the dragon fruit. Also a fantastic opportunity to introduce exotic fruits to the children.
More Salad Collections
Here’s a fantastic array of other salad collections that just might take your fancy:
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Salad Ingredient Pairings
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