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Kids Salad Recipes

10 Top Salads for Kids


See also: How to Get Kids to Eat Salad

Kids salad recipes should appeal to tender palates. In other words, when making salads for kids, simple is best. Use just a few ingredients - three or four is best to start with - and make sure they are ingredients the kids already like. When kids get used to eating salads, make them together. That's a great way to get kids interested in expanding their palates.

These salad recipes range from classic picnic salads to green salads to hearty salad recipes. All of these easy salad recipes are sweet, crunchy and fresh.

1. Broccoli Salad Recipe

Broccoli Salad Recipe
Stephanie Gallagher
This broccoli salad recipe has it all: sweet raisins, crunchy almonds, creamy cheese and crisp bacon. And it's all tossed in a sweet and creamy dressing the kids will adore.

2. Mustard Potato Salad Recipe

Mustard Potato Salad
Stephanie Gallagher

This is one of those easy salads you'll find yourself making all summer long. Creamy, sweet (thanks to the pickle relish) and tangy, this potato salad goes great with burgers, chicken, sandwiches, ribs, really anything!


3. Strawberry Spinach Salad

Strawberry Spinach Salad
Stephanie Gallagher

Sweet, juicy strawberries and glazed walnuts brighten up spinach in this sweet salad recipe that tastes great when strawberries are in season.


4. Italian Pasta Salad Recipe

Italian Pasta Salad
Stephanie Gallagher

This Italian pasta salad recipe has all the flavors you've come to love about Italian food: zucchini, red pepper, marinated artichokes, black olives and Parmesan cheese. Tossed with elbow pasta and a garlic ranch dressing it's a snap to prepare, too.


5. Ramen Noodle Coleslaw Recipe

Ramen Coleslaw
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This is one of those easy recipes that's guaranteed to be a hit with the kids. Crispy and crunchy, this coleslaw is perfect for picnics and barbecues.


6. Waldorf Salad Recipe

Waldorf Salad
Stephanie Gallagher

This easy salad recipe has a secret ingredient: fresh chopped mint. It makes it just a little different from the typical Waldorf salad recipe.


7. Chinese Chicken Salad

Chinese Chicken Salad
Stephanie Gallagher

Rotisserie chicken breast, bagged lettuce greens and bottled Asian salad dressing make this salad recipe a snap to prepare. Sweet mandarin oranges, almonds and chow mein noodles add great flavor to this hearty salad.


8. Seven Layer Salad Recipe

Seven Layer Salad
Stephanie Gallagher
With lots of kid-pleasing flavors, this easy salad recipe makes an appearance at lots of parties and potlucks in our house.

9. Fruit Salad with Vanilla Pudding

Pudding Fruit Salad
Stephanie Gallagher

This refreshing fruit salad makes a perfect side dish or light dessert for picnics, barbecues and family gatherings. Kids love this salad -nd it's a snap to prepare.


10. Broccoli Slaw Recipe

Broccoli Slaw
Stephanie Gallagher

This crunchy broccoli slaw recipe makes a great side salad for parties, picnics and barbecues. It has a sweet and creamy dressing that appeals to kids and adults alike.

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